Friday, 31 July 2020

How to survive holidays

Hey readers, 

it is six whole weeks of summer holidays and ok this year it is less daunting but still now that things are opening up and there is no school work to keep the little darlings entertained it can be a bit stressful at times shall we say.

So here are some ways that I have found helpful getting through the summer holidays without having a nervous breakdown at the end of it all. 

1. TV. 

I know TV argh but it is ok to have the telly on at the end of the day it is a holiday so it is ok to chill out and veg out in front of the TV.

 I remember watching TV as a kid chilling out with my siblings and watching the dust come through the window during the summer holidays, happy memories.

Also, nothing bad happened and I still got a degree and I am sure may other parents recall similar and most people turn out ok. 

2. Walk.

If in doubt for something to do go for a walk even when it is raining just whack out the old wellies and waterproof coats. 

You can still have a good time and play a game of spot the colour car - 1 point for the first person who sees a red car, 2 points if you see a black etc. 

3. The park. 

Hurrah the parks are open now so make use of the free time when it is warmer and check out your local parks in the area. You can't go wrong with a park, kids love it. 

4. Boredom. 

Learn to stop feeling guilty for the pressure of entertaining your children. One of the best life lessons for a child is learning to deal with boredom and not relying on others to keep them occupied. 

Through boredom comes independence and imagination - allowing them to be bored and finding their own solution you will be amazed at what they can come up with. 

5. Have an ok summer. 

Don't set yourself up to have the most amazing summer ever, have an ok summer. Embrace the normal and appreciate the little things in life such as having an indoor picnic for a change. You will be amazed at how younger children get excited about this small change. 

As long as they are fed, clothed and happy that should be the number one focus. It can be really hard to feel guilty for not doing enough when your scrolling through social media but remember it is only a picture of a snippet of a person's life. 

Remember a lot of people are in a similar boat and not swanning off every day of the holidays doing something that cost an arm and leg. 

So there you have my top tips on how to manage the summer holiday. What are your tips for parents to keep sane during the summer holiday? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X


  1. I believe we have to lean into all the good things that have worked for us in the past and then try not to waste time resenting the loss of things we cannot do.

  2. I love going to the park! I think a safer and an ok summer is so much better this year


  3. I think seeing things on social media makes us think we should all be doing amazing activities all of the holidays but do what is right for you. x

  4. We do a lot of walks at the moment. The kids always moan but in the end it works for us all, esp the dog! #kcacols

  5. I agree, do what works for you. You don't have to spend a fortune for the kids to have fun. Hope you have a fab time over the summer holidays. xx

  6. We are definitely taking it slow this summer. We don't have any major trips planned and will be spending more of our time going for local walks, or day trips here and there. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  7. I think the secret to having a good summer holiday from school is not to set too many targets about what you want to achieve with the kids. There's nothing wrong with duvet and TV days either.
    Thanks for joining in with PoCoLo and hope to see you back later this week

  8. I agree with all these tips, nothing wrong with some tv and allowing kids to be bored. Some of my daughters best play ideas come from boredom.

    Katrina x

  9. We had a 'relaxed' holiday mainly because everything was shut or limited numbers due to COVID and we weren't organised enough...just seem to fit in with everything else this year...#KCACOLS

  10. Some very helpful tips. It's a strange one this year, isn't it? We are into week two and doing ok ish. #pocolo from last week. Sorry for late catch up comments

  11. I'm so glad to see you listed that it was okay for our kids to be bored! I am a firm believer that boredom is a gift for our kids rather than something to be upset over. I have always found that during my boredom stages, my creativity part of me comes to life. It has lead to some pretty profitable parts of my life too. #KCACOLS