It’s not my kids who are bored these school holidays – it’s me!

I just finished reading an article that was talking about how it’s ok for kids to be bored these school holidays. The writer explains how important it is for children to have down time and be able to use their imaginations to invent games and entertain themselves.

I wholeheartedly agree with this and I remember discussing the ‘amusing kids in school holidays’ subject with my Mum who told me she used to tackle it in this manner: one home day followed by one day out. Seems to be a good theory to me.

We are having a home day today: It’s nearly lunchtime and my kids are still in their pyjamas.

My son is happily creating and inventing with his Lego collection

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and my daughter is taking all her soft toys on an adventure on her train made of my dining room chairs.

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They are happy and enjoying not having to rush out the door and be anywhere in particular.

So, I have contented children and finally am allowed some peace and quiet and that highly desired ‘me time’. But now that I have it, I actually don’t know what to do with it! Can’t you believe it? Here I am sitting here starting to panic; I was so worried that my kids would be bored these school holidays, but it turns out it’s not them who are the bored ones – it’s me!

What to do? I make myself a coffee, get comfortable and dial the number of a good friend of mine that I haven’t spoken to in ages, hoping for a good ol’ catch up. However all I get is her answer phone!

I try again and call another friend for a chin-wag – answer phone again!

Sure, there is my house that I could clean …. but I must be able to think of something more enjoyable to do than that?

So, I find myself here, with you. Pouring out my random thoughts, wonderings and life’s quandaries … and I feel extremely grateful.

I am grateful for those of you who read my ramblings and I feel grateful that I created this little place on the online universe where I can just let it all out.

So thanks for listening reading and happy school holidays! (I hope you don’t get bored!)

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