The children are compiling their Summer Bucket List. It is quite short but hideously expensive. I am informed that this is what will make their summer. Deep joy.
Children's Summer Bucket List:
- Go to the Cinema
- Visit Alton Towers
- Go to a 'real' Zoo (with elephants and giraffes)
- Get wet at the Garden of Surprises
- Go to the Cinema (again). (Different film presumably)
- Visit Abigail and Sam in Spain
- Go camping (not in the garden).
- Go on holiday (somewhere other than Spain or camping)
- Go to the Park (contribution from The Wee One)
- Go swimming.
- Go to Euro Disney.
- Eat sweets.
Seriously though, I have six weeks of nothingness on the family calendar and it needs to filled, or at least punctuated with activity that will entertain the children but preferably not by watching me drown under a sea of crafting supplies. I feel an overwhelming pressure to get planning which feels unnatural, but if I don't, six weeks will have flown by, the kids won't have anything except McDonald's receipts in their holiday scrapbooks and I will be entirely grey.
I've had a mooch about on Pinterest and have found some lovely looking bucket lists designed, imagined and knitted by Mums with way to much time on their hands. Listen to me, all bitter. I'm just jealous that they've got themselves organised and in such a creative, pretty and fun way.
So have I left planning my family Summer Bucket List too late or can I still salvage a shred of Mummy credibility even at this late stage?