Our school holidays usually start & finish with sleep overs, a relay of sleeping bag hopping around different friends' houses all over Canberra. It's a nice way to wean them off seeing their friends every day, then reintroducing them again. Good, free, fun & entertainment, happening now!!
Keeping them full of energy to ride out that last week of day long swimming & extended bed times, here are a couple of my secret weapons . . . really generous fruit smoothies (fruit de jour is more often than not, mangoes, my children were all born in Darwin after all, when had mangoes dropping into our garden!!)
Finally, i have to share what went on in the 3rd row of the car on the way home from swimming . . . one of the aunties gave us a "Hits for Kids" CD for Christmas, which my 1st grade boy put on in the car (have to confess, i didn't even know we still had a CD player in that car??) & well, it was pretty much like The Big Day Out only for 3rd graders & in my car!! Boy, those 8 year old girls can sure belt out a tune (my 3rd grade twins have the sleep over guest tonight) much to the dismay of my year 6 daughter who is clearly above singing "baby get shakey after school" at the top of her voice, anymore. Mind you, Miss Year 6 had the remote & kept putting up the volume. Sorry, when did we get a remote for the car stereo?? Anyway, i wonder what kind of a night i'm in for. Good healthy fun, love it!! 7 days until school goes back for us, i'll miss them.