Schools Out For Summer

So it has arrived. And whether you have been eagerly awaiting it or dreading the holidays we all need a little help with what to do with our little darlings for 42 days straight.

Here are my 5 top tips to keeping your sanity.

1. Snacks

This is the number one thing you need to be organised on because these kids want feeding ALL DAY LONG except for meals of course. Then they are not hungry until say 5 minutes later. I recommend feeding them any old crap that will keep them quiet and give you 5 minutes peace. My recommendations are crisps, biscuits and chocolate. I avoid sweets because noone needs children bouncing off the walls for 6 weeks. Oh and don’t worry about their teeth. That’s why they have milk teeth right?

2. Technology

Check all the chargers now! Get them lined up and make sure all devices are charged overnight and ready to go. Invest in spare chargers if you need to. I recommend 2 devices minimum per child so that you can have one on charge and one in use. It is imperative that you be organised as if you want to get a good suntan then you don’t need to be entertaining children every 5 minutes. I mean why look after your children when YouTube can do it for you right?

3. Playdates

Arrange as many as you can. Preferably at other people’s houses so you can drop them off and then go shopping in the summer sales. Bonus points for dropping them off just before dinner time so it saves you that hassle too. I mean you’re doing the other mum a favour by providing your kid to entertain hers yeah?

4. Play areas

These are excellent in the summer holidays. They are so full you can pretend you can’t see your kid being a dick to the other kids in the play frame, while you aimlessly scroll Instagram/Facebook etc Finding one with good coffee is essential. If you can find a like minded mamma you can go and ignore your kids together.

5. Grandparents

Tell them you’re coming for a visit but don’t let them know you are leaving the kids with them. When you arrive exclaim you have an emergency and will be back as soon as you can. Say in 5 hours. Don’t explain any more. Drop and run people. Drop and run!

Ok so go forth and have a fabulous summer holidays people with my 5 top survival tips and don’t get your knickers in a twist it’s just a bit of tongue in cheek fun! After all we all have those days when we need to use one or all of those tactics to get through the day (except ditching your kids at a playdate that’s just rude unless it has been offered). Don’t feel bad if your day doesn’t look like someone else’s on Facebook. They are just highlights and if you want to feel better then check out my Instagram stories. It’s usually chaos and a shambles at my house! Al

Seriously though, let me know in the comments what you are up to this summer. I will keep you updated.

Love and peace xx


  1. Oh my goodness..I just loved reading this. Well done on your VERY funny takes on being a parent, and consistently letting yourself off the hook.

    I just loved it thank you xoxo


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