Summer holidays are great - for about a week. Without homework, after-school activities and playdates you really start to find out what type of person your child really is. Some of it pretty, some of it not so pretty.
Kids are loud
Kids are loud, really, really loud. Bet you never knew just how far your little one’s voice could travel until now. The summer holidays are going to be long and noisy.
They have a lot of energy
You probably knew that your little one had a whole lot of energy but it wasn’t until the school holidays that you realised just how long they could go for. Trying to run the legs off them in the park only leaves you exhausted and them looking for other ways to have fun.
They are curious
The summer brings out a whole new world of insects that will intrigue and excite your youngster for hours on end. You knew they loved discovering things but never realised just how long their attention could be grabbed like that. If only it was same come homework time.
They are creative
The holidays mean your child has copious amounts of hours to paint and draw and stick things on paper. Their imagination quite literally goes wild during the holidays.
They take up a lot of space
The school bag in the middle of the floor has been replaced by their bike, shoes, scooter, or whatever else they can find to leave there.
Their building ability
During the summer, you really start to notice just how well your little one is at making forts: under the kitchen table, behind the sofa, under the garden furniture, anywhere really. Still, they could have a future in engineering.
They're not really interested in TV
Your fears that your little one would spend hours watching telly while school was off have become unfounded. It seems TV doesn’t interest them that much when there are so many other things to do, like build forts. You’re now wishing they would watch the TV for an hour for some peace and quiet. Oh how the tables have turned.
They can eat a lot
There are no set meals or snacks during the day. Your little one seems to be able to manage to eat constantly for the whole day and still be hungry for dinner. Thought they were a bottomless pit before? Think again.