Believe it or not it’s almost time when every parent in the Country, who perhaps hasn’t been as organised as they should be, gets a tight knot in their stomach. Yes, I’m talking about none other than the dreaded (for some!) six week holiday. By now the panic has most definitely set in; what activities have been sorted; any plans to get away for a few days perhaps abroad or even in the UK? If not then what can you do with your little darlings that will not only keep them entertained for the entire six weeks but also stop parents from becoming slightly derailed?
For organised parents that have pre-booked all activities, summer camps and holidays accordingly everything should run like clockwork. Sadly, we aren’t all like that. Note to self: must be more organised for Summer 2015.
After all there is only so many times you can take them to the park, for a long walk to tire them out or have an afternoon of arts and crafts before both child and parent show signs of boredom. Day trips are an added bonus but the costs soon add up even with the use of discounted coupons and promotional deals.
But then that isn’t the only headache to consider for the stressed out parent. If there are plans in the pipeline to go away then what do you take with and what do you leave behind (obviously not the children!).
A recent article by columnist Ashley Pearson for the Mail Online wrote about how her first experience with her young baby became the holiday from hell. However, like all good mums with a year or two of experience under her belt in ‘mummy-hood’ she managed to turn things around with a few nifty gadgets and products at her disposal and packing far more carefully the next time she went away including taking with her the fantastic BabyBjorn travel cot. Other key items and must haves also included essentials for the car to make those long journeys to the Coast more bearable such as the Diono Solar Eclipse Sun Shade and the Diono Stow n Go, an organiser which hooks over the car seat, has seven pockets and two drink holders. All in a washable and waterproof fabric – a must where babies and cars are concerned. (Great client coverage by the Babyville team!) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2691249/From-teething-jet-lag-Ashley-Pearson-turns-holiday-hell-gorgeous-getaway-Turkey-baby-board.html
So, the time is almost here and whilst I have arranged a few things I’m perhaps not as organised as I should be. But parents – don’t fret! It is all possible but to achieve success you must run the school holiday schedule with military precision. Sadly, it’s the only way for some, as the alternative is complete chaos for any parent who has to balance work, deadlines and clients with little people running around shouting the words ‘I’m bored’. Roll on September 3rd – it can’t come quick enough.