Every year as the Summer holidays approach I panic. I panic because with four kids(by week 2 they are usually referred to as monsters or animals) to entertain over six weeks I know the empty bank balance, barren cupboards and headache is on its way.
Just before New Years Day, we make a bucket list(we don't do resolutions) of all of the things we'd like to achieve throughout the year and just before Christmas we make a list of all the activities we'd like to do, days out and events we'd like to attend. It kind of keeps us on track to some extent and helps with the ever increasing cost of it all but we've never really sat down and made a Summer bucket list.....until this year that is!
We usually have a rough idea of the things we want to do and when we'll be away but its more a 'all in my head not on paper anywhere don't question me I'm the Mumma' type of list.
We sat as family(minus my big girl who is apparently too grown up and will be 'making that money' this Summer) and took it in turns to suggest things we'd like to do over the Summer and made a list.
There are some things on the list that will take a little planning, some adventurous ones from my kids, some pretty easy going, lazy afternoon activities and some yummy suggestions.......and don't forget my DIY suggestions that didn't go down all that well.
1. Have a picnic
2. Go go-karting
3. Go fishing
4. Our annual visit to a pick your own farm
5. Visit Chessington World of Adventures
6. Go to the seaside
7. Have a board game day
8. Make a confetti cake
9. Have a BBQ
10. Go bowling
11. Go rock climbing
12. Have a movie night
13. Visit the New Forest
14. Go the the local adventure playground
15. Redecorate the hallway
16. Spend the afternoon on the South Bank
17. Go on a boat ride
18. Redecorate the bathroom
19. Make Summer scrapbooks
20. Take more couple selfies
20 things may not seem like lots to occupy four kids over 6 weeks BUT we have 2 weekend breaks booked and a week long UK holiday planned and the two boys are away for a week each(different weeks just to add to my confusion) with the local youth club they attend so that will be plenty.
Now all I've got to do is plan the who's, what, where, whys and when my fairy Godmother is dropping off the cheque to pay for all of this!
What are your plans for the Summer?