After Reaching the Half Way Mark, Is it a case of the glass half full?
With some Parents looking at the calender, counting the days until schools re-open again in September, for many it’s a case of glass half full. At the end of June as the teachers rushed out the door to take full advantage of their Summer Holidays break, the look of distraught was clear on parents faces as they struggled to find someway to swing into the routine of having the kids around them all summer.
Now that we’ve reached half way, parents have just found themselves in that routine, but have realised that the long list of distractions planned for as activities for kids this summer, have now all but run out!
Summer Holidays, used to be the time to open the doors and let the kids amuse themselves in the glorious weather, but alas, what glory – what weather?
It would be great to grab that picnic basket and head for the lakes, but with the unpredictable weather you really need to plan ahead and have the alternative indoor activity for kids. And you know once you make that promise to take the kids somewhere, they’ll hold you to it.
Those 8 weeks of Summer Holidays can try and test the most organised parent, many look at them as the most stressful 8 weeks of the year trying to keep the kids occupied while still fitting in all those jobs that just have to be done. Even for a Summer Holiday in Kerry!
Do you look at the Summer Holidays as break from the norm, or as a testing time on you patience?