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What is your 9-10 yr old DS doing in the summer holidays...?

(17 Posts)
chablis Thu 06-Aug-09 19:34:03

Just interested really.. to see if mine is normal grin

- bit of cricket club
- having friends over
- computer
- DS
- reading
- annoying little brother
- model building
- bike ride in park
- swimming (but with us - do you drop yours off at the pool and pick up later? )
- cinema (ditto above re dropping off)


TheProfiteroleThief Thu 06-Aug-09 19:35:47

club penguin
spelling practice
outings to park
dragging other kids off street
but no, she does not go anywhere alone

chablis Thu 06-Aug-09 19:58:19

It's a funny old age isn't it?

Too old for 'young stuff' and too young for 'teen stuff'

Am really struggling this summer to keep him happy/ busy.... sad

poopscoop Thu 06-Aug-09 20:04:07

football club

football in garden

trampolining in garden

bike ride twice week in local forest.

friends round to play plus him to theirs.

family holiday plus camping with friends.

plus xbox/playstation of course grin

deaddei Thu 06-Aug-09 20:14:33

Yes Chablis (great name) seems about right- although he now walks to local pool which is great. This free swimming is a godsend- my dd has been every morning to swim 40 lengths......
He's also doing half an hour of 11 plus work a day..I know, it's the hols, but believe me,with the selective schools we have here, he needs to. At least he's not having his tutor in the hols. That's a whole new thread..maybe I'll start one.

brummiemummie Thu 06-Aug-09 21:14:01

DS turned 11 in June but he's been doing similar sorts of things for the last few years.

- Cricket - both watching and playing
- Having friends over/going over theirs
- Reading
- Playing guitar/drums/singing
- He and his mates ride their bikes up the park but it's only about 5 minutes away and I only let him go if there's going to be more than 3 or 4 of them
- I don't let him go the cinema alone because our local cinema is on a pretty dodgy "Entertainment Park" type place with clubs and arcades, and there are some fairly dodgy characters there
- Playing on the computer/XBox/Wii

QueenEagle Thu 06-Aug-09 21:15:07

If I had a 9/10 year old they would be dressing up head to toe in pink and pretending to be a penis. grin

chablis Fri 07-Aug-09 09:33:23

QueenEagle ? hmm Am I missing something (or just dim)

QueenEagle Fri 07-Aug-09 09:36:37

chablis, see MamaG's thread yesterday. Sorry, couldn't resist!grin

chablis Fri 07-Aug-09 09:39:19

OK - will go and look! grin

BTW - how did you answer that SO quickly? Is there an alert when someone asks you a Q??? (Or are you always on Mumnset wink)

hippipotamiHasLost54lbs Fri 07-Aug-09 09:40:13

grin at the pink penis - but that was a girl!! (boys would never do something like that, no siree...)

Right, my DS, to be 10 in August has so far:

Played with friends (at their house or here)
Gone swimming (I go too but he heads off to the leisure lagoon whilst I swim lenghts or entertain 6 year old dd)
Played on the computer (runescape mostly)
Played on the playstation
Spelling and handwriting practice
Cycled into town with me (half hour there, half hour back, had lunch there as a treat)
Has visited the Maize Maze at Wisley Garden
Played endless lego
Is playing tennis for 1.5hrs every morning next week (tennis course)
Plays in the garden or on our trampoline
Oh yes, and annoying his little sister

chablis Fri 07-Aug-09 09:45:55

Ooh - what was the Wisley maze like? We were thinking of going there, but I've usually found Wisley not particularly child friendly?

(Also go to Tulley's Farm maze which is v. good, so a hard act to follow!)

goldrock Fri 07-Aug-09 09:47:07

Alternating between grumbling about how he hasn't got anything to do and grumbling about how he doesn't want to do anything I suggest or organise grin

QueenEagle Fri 07-Aug-09 09:56:39

Lol - I am being lazy mooching on MN and Facebook. I really should be getting dressed as we have ds3's friend coming over at 11am and I am not dressed yet!!

Anyway here's what mine have been doing:

dd 17
lying in until late morning most days
listening to her music full blast
going out to town with friends
going round friend's houses in the evening (and nicking the car lol)
doing the list of chores I leave for her - the other day she cleaned all 3 toilets and bathroom.
playing with her younger brothers

ds1, 15
wathcing his flat screen tv in his room - bought with his paper round money
playing x-box
getting up 7 mornings a week to do paper round
playing tennis
sleepover at mate's house
playing with his younger brothers
meeting up with friends

ds2 13
x box or psp
football in garden
playing with younger brothers in garden
football in the garden
doing his chores I leave him
paper r ound ever morning

ds3 6
has Aspergers so most of day is spent pre empting any meltdown
at childminder's some days
playing in garden
football (his way or no way)
sorting cars
trampoline in garden
winding everyone else up cos everything has to be HIS way

ds4 4
playing tennis or catch in garden
at childminder's some days
playing with far or cars or dressing up
fending off ds3's attacks

We have done trips out to various places too when the weather has been good.

cat64 Fri 07-Aug-09 10:09:00

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hippipotamiHasLost54lbs Fri 07-Aug-09 11:30:45

chablis, the Wisley Maze was small and a tad disappointing. It is certainly absolutely nothing like the Tulley's maze which we love.
But it was local-ish and a way to spend a day (the actualy maze took 10 minutes but the walking around Wisley took up the rest of the day smile)

Wisley is getting more child-friendly - they have dotted some fab wicker fruitshaped seats/sculptures around the place which the dc loved, they have built a 'fruit mount' which is basically a hill with a look-out platform, in the greenhouse there is a 'root zone' all geared to children and they are building a playground.

Toilettroubles4 Thu 20-Aug-09 11:24:58

Any good advice you could suggest? I am beginning to get fed up of washing lots of soiled underwear.

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