Schools out today! No more homework, uniforms, school lunches... eight weeks of freedom! Already I can hear that word, I'm bored...which leads me to -
Things To Do With Your Children This Summer...!
This is a good opportunity to teach them poker, do not waste it. Your little ones could be the next decade's international champions. Teach them about the psychology, how to read body language, interpret facial tics, it will stand them in good stead next September when they meet their new teacher.
Pitch your tent in the garden.
Get them into TV soaps, they'll never annoy you again, and they'll learn sooo much about life ( and plot lines)...& develop accents which will provide off screen entertainment for all the family... (you wot? I neva!)
Make a hole in the fence to the field behind your house and tell them never, ever, ever to go through it, if they're anything as obedient as mine - you won't see them for hours.
Give them chores. Those gutters are a disgrace. Life isn't one big holiday you know...
Give them to your friends and family.
Teach them jokes, especially knock knock jokes, you can never hear enough of those, and they will help your child in later years through those awkward silences in job interviews.
Daytrips. My motto is - When in doubt, get out of the house. There are buses, they go places, get on one with a pack of biscuits (and don't forget the children or maybe not...)
Give them a camcorder and help them script and record their own movie...or even soap opera, it'll last longer and they can learn all about cliff hangers, like the time that love rat...
Walk the feet off them.
Get them to start a blog - it will eat into their time no end...