We are having 6 weeks school holiday here in down under. My children won’t be back to school until second of February. They will be year 6 this year, the last grade in primary school. Oh no….and then they are going to middle school / high school the following year. Time flies quick enough, huh.
This time except a mini trip to Victoria and Dunsborough we have no plan to go holiday overseas. My mother is still here, so there’s no point for us to visit Jakarta. We are lucky enough since this is a summer holiday so the weather is allowed us to do outdoor activities, though when it was scorching 40 degree being outside is not a nice option at all. We haven’t had the 40 degrees yet, I am hoping and praying that this year, summer is not so damn hot. Fingers cross!
The boys so far are still busy with their surf lesson and swimming four times a week. The last two weeks we spent a lot of time being at the beach, either it was swimming, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, or crabbing! When they are not in the water, they will draw, jump on trampoline, or play with their gadget. They are allowed to play on their Ipod for couple hours during this school holidays, as long as they have done their chores which are; reading a book for 15 minutes, feeding the chooks, and picking the tomatoes and (sweetcorn at the moment) chillies from our veggies garden. I promised them to take them to the movie to see Annie and Night At The Museum 3, as a reward for swimming 1600 meters at the sea today and they came first and second in their age group. Yay for the latter! 🙂
I haven’t heard the words, ” I am bored ” yet from my two monkeys. Not yet. I am lucky that I don’t work this school holidays, plus my mother is here too, so I can be with them most of the time. I don’t mind school holidays, yes my house will be bit messy, but at least we can sleep in and no lunch boxes to prepare every morning! 🙂
So, what do you do with your children on school holidays when you are not going anywhere? How do you keep them entertained and busy enough during this summer school holidays? Please do share, I would love to hear some cool ideas to keep children happy and busy enough during this time of the year.