Summer is a magical, and wonderful time of the year. Endless sunny days (which we expect), BBQ’s and friends, family and the water.
And sometimes we spend a lot of time trying to pack in activity after activity so our kids don’t get bored.
But here is the thing … Summertime is different.
We can spend hours at the lakeside, or at the beach, and the kids can be happy. We don’t need to ‘fill in’ activities.
Togs, towels, a ball, a bat, food, water and maybe some colouring books and you can be set for the day. Initially there can be the calls for “When are we going home?” But if you set your expectations well from the beginning of the day then these quickly disappear.
New experiences can be great, but sometimes it is the slow, relaxed experiences that are needed.