This summer, the holidays have been a bit strange. I hadn't really planned much in advance and thought I'd see what the boys wanted to do. It turns out they don't really want to do much. Not in a bad way. They are just happy at home. I asked them what they would like to do, expecting expensive days out to be on the cards. Middle Man wanted to make gingerbread, little man wanted to make Play Dough and big man justs wants to ride his bike.
Whilst I have been feeling a little put out when friends have asked us what we have been doing:
"Ummmm not much."
I have to confess this slower pace life has been pretty nice.
I have been exhausted just looking at some of my friends Facebook feeds and the amount they have done. Every now and then I have a panic that I should do the same. But when we have gone to the park we have bumped into friends and the boys have played happily. They have splashed in the paddling pool, had Nerf guns target practice and baked sausages on a BBQ. They are happy and that's what is important.
Having now read back this post, it has all become clear. The boys haven't done nothing this summer. That is my perception not theirs. They have played. A lot. Which I guess is what children like to do. They haven't been over stimulated. I haven't been shouting at them because we are on an expensive day out and should be having fun (which is a ridiculous statement in itself.) They have done what children of 7, 5 and 3 should do. They have enjoyed playing. So it will be much of the same over the next couple of weeks.
What have you been up to this summer? Have you had some great days out or is it a slow summer like ours?