Well I have stumbled through week one of the summer holidays; we have been to the circus, a fair, had friends over and had the paddling pool out as much as possible. The boys both had early morning swimming lessons for the first week those finished on Friday, it was a good start to the day as it got us up and out earlier and it was lovely seeing them making progress. Gym club continues for youngest one day a week so it’s nice to still have something organised he can go to regularly and see his friends.
But overall yes the summer holidays are stressful and mainly very expensive. My boys badger for this, that and everything! A trip outside the house is an onslaught of requests for “things” or “snacks”. So it was fabulous to keep them home one day to get through a wonderful package from stressfreeprint.
They must have heard me rocking in a corner and thought I needed back up! Fortunately the contents of the delivery did aid me in creating a #StressFreeHoliday. I have lots of ideas from the book to get crafting, the boys are looking forward to their ice lollies setting and we have planted the seeds. They can also give it a go at playing action photographers with the disposable camera.
I know full well we have to hang on and treasure every moment with our children as they grow up so quickly! But at the same time I hold my hand up and admit it can be hard, my two like fighting so structured activities that focus their minds help considerably. I also know that if our veggies actually grow the boys will be immensely proud because they did that!
My dad even came to help the other day; he was my knight in shining armour trying to distract the boys from their one-upmanship competitions and petty squabbles. I love my boys but gosh it can be tough being at home all the time. So I think stressfreeprint are my new best friends for giving me the entertainment they needed to stop wrestling for an afternoon!
If you would like to win the exact same kit to enjoy with your children and hopefully get some peace in the process then please kindly fill out the rafflecopter below by the 20th of August.
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