I’ve baked every cookie and crafted every craft imaginable over recent weeks – no part of my home is without that kid soaked, gooeyness. After all the day camps and play dates, I am quickly running out of ways to keep everyone in my house busy and out of trouble. With just a few weeks left of summer break I am aiming to make the remainder fun for all, this includes me. Here are a few items left on the agenda that require little planning.
Take a quick Summer trip…
If your summer has been a stay-cation, a quick night or two getaway can feel like a real treat.
- Not sure where to go? Check out some of these suggestions, depending on where you are in our great country they could be just a short drive away.
- Pack simply. A change of clothes and toiletries are all that’s required for a quick escape. And, if everyone is old enough, each child can be responsible for their own backpack of goods – a great learning experience for kids and just a little less to do for mom and dad.
- Have a destination without an itinerary. It’s nice to know what you’d like to see, but if you can live without a timeline it can take away the stress. The only planning I do recommend is checking road conditions before setting off, see here
Camp in your own backyard…
I really mean your own backyard. It’s my favourite kind of camping! Pitch a tent and sleep under the stars, cook dinner over an open fire (or your barbecue), make some s’mores, and when morning comes the clean up and trip back home are quick and easy.
Pull out some board games and make a pact to unplug from TV and electronics for the duration of your campout. It’s less of a challenge than you think.
Take a hike…
Don’t forget to take advantage of the free access to all of Canada’s national parks in celebration of 150 years. It’s the best time to go exploring. You can find some Canada’s best hiking trails here.
Keep good company…
It’s tough to stay social with busy schedules, but friends and family can be a parent’s best respite.
- Partner with other parents to take each other’s children for a few hours at a time. Then, resist the urge in your few hours alone to do all 49 of the tasks on your to-do list. Instead opt to recharge… even if that’s just a solo cup of coffee and a good book.
- Exploring playgrounds, museums, and parks with your kid’s friends can make these outings more fun for all and gives parents a break from the being the toddler entertainment troupe.
However you choose to spend the rest of your summer, have fun and be safe!
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