There are lots of great blog posts around right now full of imaginative activities to engage your children over the summer holidays.
This isn’t one of them.
Where I excel is in the crap summer holiday activity, that’s so dull your child will be begging to go back to school in no time.
I give you:
- Tidying the bookshelf
Well it looks pretty good doesn’t it? Better than before, when it looked like a library had vomited.
- Going to the supermarket
Hey if you’re lucky we’ll get to do a big shop #thrills
- Waiting in for a delivery
This filled from 8am-6pm yesterday, and all the way up to 3pm today #doublethrills
- Dusting for cash
I don’t mean like dusting for fingerprints, I mean like dusting in exchange for moolah. So I’m a quid down but the house is sparkling
- Ironing for cash
Keeps the elder child busy whilst the younger one is dusting
- Shopping for school uniform
Will the trousers fit or won’t they? Who cares?
- Shopping for school shoes
As above but much, much worse
- Watch mummy work
Time it right and she may growl at you. This is lucky.
- Medical appointments
Chiefly dentist and optician. Who doesn’t want to celebrate the holidays by getting a filling?
- A game of Who can read the quietest?
See, I do play some games with my children. I’m not inhuman. Plus I’m quite good at this one.
- A game of The old woman who lived in a shoe
To be honest I’m not sure what happened here. It all went a bit wrong at this point. Story of my life.
Can you suggest any more crap activities? All suggestions appreciated, I have weeks to fill.