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SAHP - do you have anything planned during the Easter holidays

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Ironwoman123 Fri 31-Mar-17 13:48:47

I have a 5 year old and 6 month old. It's the first time I'll have both of them alone for 2 weeks and I'm slightly apprehensive about how I'll cope! OH works away so it'll just be me most days, we might meet up with my sister and nephew and friend one or two days but that's all.

So in a bid to stop myself and kids going insane especially as where we live isn't great weather, I've arranged a few clubs for 5 year old.

They range from 2-4.5 hours and I've arranged them for 6 of the days we are off (18 in total including weekends).

But I'm feeling a bit unsure of whether I'm doing the "right" thing, as obviously I don't work so feel bad for sending him to these clubs when really he could be home with me. But I fear he'd be bored and either watching too much tv or wanting me to play with him constantly which I struggle to do all of the time with my baby due to constant feeds, naps, weaning etc.

So thought it would be interesting to see what others do/have planned.

firawla Fri 31-Mar-17 13:55:36

I have 3 school aged and a 3 month baby. I was thinking of putting the older 3 in some football clubs but I've not booked it yet! So hopefully if I can get some spaces I'll put them in for a couple of days, then they have swimming a couple of days which is still on in holidays. Other days we'll go to the park, soft play, local funfair and some days they will just be at home - but your schedule sounds fine to me!

MaverickSnoopy Fri 31-Mar-17 14:01:25

If he's happy to go to the clubs then I don't see a problem at all. Even if he is apprehensive he may realise that he'll have lots of fun and maybe more than he would at home (our house can be pretty boring with a 9mo in routine).

I have a 5yo and 9mo and will be mostly at home but have arranged a few things. DD has friends over on two days, she is going to a friends house another day and then we are going to see her GPs another day. We also have a big day trip planned. Aside from that it will be trips to the park (5 mins from home). Easter weekend + BHs DH will be off and we will be doing family things - ice cream shop, visiting family and eating my weight in chocolate.

Usually we just do trips to the park but I think it works best to try and have a balance of fun stuff and down time. I've planned more than normal this time because she's going through a phase of needing to burn energy. Down time will be spent watching movies, playing in the garden, crafting and baking. Thinking about it all now I don't feel like it will be down time!

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 31-Mar-17 14:08:45

I have 2 at primary school, 1 in nursery & a 21 month old. Dh is off for some of the 2nd week so we'll be doing day trips etc then. The first week I'm planning on doing some gardening/ seed planting with them, playdoh, painting & hopefully a walk each day possibly stopping off at the park. I'll have a friend up for lunch for the older 2 as well. Dc1(7) has a riding activity day booked & dc2(5) is doing a tennis taster day that day too. Dc3(4) & the little one will spend the morning at playgroup that day apparently playgroup grapes are better than ours grin

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Fri 31-Mar-17 14:10:12

Mine don't break up 'til a week today. Just realised a lot of areas finish today.

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