When school is out

School holidays are bitter-sweet for me. I will share the bitter first so that you have a sweet taste in the mouth afterwards.😊😊😊😊

My biggest concern is how do I keep three little people entertained for almost four weeks without breaking the bank? I also don’t want them in front of the TV the whole time. Yes there are some really excellent programs on TV my favourite and our son’s favourite is Blaze And The Monster Machines. It has some amazing lessons but even he doesn’t want to watch it all day. Our eldest makes sure she calls me whilst i am at work to tell me that she is bored….. so please share your tips for entertaining a six year old and two three year olds “without breaking the bank”

And for the sweet part now

1. Mornings are now peaceful in our house..at least for the next four weeks. No missing school shoes when we are already running late or tears because someone decides they are not hungry and yet cry the moment we are on the way because now they feel really hungry.

2. No homework for me. You see I have noticed that some of the homework isn’t for the child but for the parent. For example my six year old was to make a boat that would actually float and not sink. I wonder how many six year olds out there are actually able to do this. My conclusion is that this is homework for me the parent…so for the next four weeks I get to be homework free yeah!!!!

Enjoy the school holidays and if you can also take time off work and spend some quality time with these special ones..

Published by Mum in Stilettos

I started blogging when i became a mother. I was struggling to manage the demands of being a working mom and being present for my baby's key development milestones. Initially this was a rant about my experiences in the office and at home. Over the years it has evolved into an online support community for mothers who are growing their families as they grow their careers. I am a wife and mum to 3 amazing children. The girl who introduced me the "mother" title is 8 years ol and our twins are five years, 6 months. During the day I am have a job i love as marketer for a multinational FMCG company. When i get home, I have another equally rewarding job called being a mother. When everyone is tucked in bed, I find time to blog about my journey as a mum in stilettos and build this community for us working moms so we can thrive at home and at work.

5 thoughts on “When school is out

  1. I can relate to this.So much oil and wisdom in itπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

    On Mon, 02 Apr, 2018 at 2:05 AM Diary of a mum in stilettos wrote:

    > Diary of Mum in Stilettos posted: ” School holidays are bitter-sweet for > me. I will share the bitter first so that you have a sweet taste in the > mouth afterwards.[image: 😊][image: 😊][image: 😊][image: 😊] My biggest > concern is how do I keep three little people entertained for almost four > weeks without breaking the bank? I ” >

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  2. Hey, it’s really hard to keep them busy but here are tips that I usually do.
    1. Morning chores in the house are great. Simple ones according to age.
    2. Outside chores like watering the garden or weeding.
    3. Drawing/colouring something for granny or for mum or dad as a surprise. When you get it, beam like it’s the best thing, and next day they will take twice the time doing more.
    4. Baking and cooking with them. My house help does that with them in my absence and each weekend I do new receipe.
    5. Music, I keep the holiday one hour music once a week. It’s my good behaviour carrot. So the music teacher comes to home and they learn drums/guitar.
    6. Screen time is about one hour on TV or tablet. The rest is outdoor play time. They dig, they break and make and by evening they are all looking like they were swimming in the mud.

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