+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014

    Default Surviving the School Holidays : Share your tips and words of wisdom!

    So 1 day into the school holidays and I'm tearing my hair out. My kids are unable yo play outside for the nexy day or so until DH removes some tools and junk that they could get hurt on, so they're stir crazy and driving me mental!

    Tips for making it easier? Surely I cant be the only one who finds them tough.

    Sent from my GT-I9305T using The Bub Hub mobile app
    Last edited by Mod-RaryGirl; 16-12-2013 at 11:15. Reason: fixing typo in the title

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    530
    Thanks
    107
    Thanked
    220
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I actually love school holidays. Just take time and sit down with them. You will find if you sit with them even for half an hour they will be calmer

    Sent from my LT15i using The Bub Hub mobile app

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    Quote Originally Posted by RoseBetweenTheThorns View Post
    I actually love school holidays. Just take time and sit down with them. You will find if you sit with them even for half an hour they will be calmer

    Sent from my LT15i using The Bub Hub mobile app
    I spend lots of time playing with them, but I have a 5yr old, 3yr old with SPD and a 6 month old who needs to be rocked to sleep so unfortunately sitting with them isnt always possible or practicle, so im just asking for any ideas etc to help me get through the next 6 weeks without having a meltdown.

    Sent from my GT-I9305T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    chaos hill
    Posts
    1,687
    Thanks
    1,123
    Thanked
    612
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Scotch and dry with lots of ice

    Probably not very helpful though

    No practical advice, maybe take them out for a walk or scooter ride. I feel for you though it is hard when they cant go outside.

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to onionskin For This Useful Post:

    mixinitup  (16-12-2013),peanutmonkey  (16-12-2013)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    Quote Originally Posted by onionskin View Post
    Scotch and dry with lots of ice

    Probably not very helpful though

    No practical advice, maybe take them out for a walk or scooter ride. I feel for you though it is hard when they cant go outside.
    Sounds appealing though, doesnt help that we have a rental inspection this week (who plans one the week before xmas ffs!) So im trying to keep the house tidy, and DS3 is sick and still has 3 naps a day, so its all a little slice of hell today lol.

    Sent from my GT-I9305T using The Bub Hub mobile app

  7. #6
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    342
    Thanks
    135
    Thanked
    143
    Reviews
    0
    I have a 7 yo DD and a 5 mo DS who also needs to be rocked to sleep (severe reflux). My DD loves "helping" me with housework, etc, so we keep busy on home days doing things together like baking, folding clothes, etc. She's old enough to know that once DS is asleep she'll have my full attention, so she's quiet while I'm rocking him. If we're stuck inside we pull out one of the bigger, more complex sets of toys like the train set, Lego Friends shops etc, or the car mat and all the cars. These things keep her amused for days. If the weather is good we go to our favourite parks and DS happily naps in the Ergo.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Sydney NSW
    Posts
    1,826
    Thanks
    595
    Thanked
    591
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    OP, I know how you feel. Some days are rough! I try and save up tv/movie til I really need it- then I prepare some food that I know they will find irresistible- eg: chopped fruit/ salad/ popcorn and then hope the boys can enjoy an hour or 2 of peace and quiet. When the weather is good, they love 'painting the house' or the fence- small saucepan of water and a an adult size paint brush each. That keeps them going for ages! Also, we ALWAYS do an active activity in the morning like running at the park, kicking balls, scooters etc, then home for lunch, and they often are more calm and enjoy quiet time in the afternoon. Just a few ideas. I am sure I will be back for some inspiration soon. x

  9. #8
    Zombie_eyes's Avatar
    Zombie_eyes is offline Formerly Diamondeyes
    Winner 2012 - Biggest Computer Nerd
    Winner 2013/14 - Funniest Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    9,354
    Thanks
    2,835
    Thanked
    9,033
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Endless activities for us.

    Playdough, board games, dvds, dancing, baking, books, puzzles, video games, drawing, drawing on drive way with jumbo chalk. I also implement quiet time or rest time, for one hour they must lay on their beds and do something quiet. Calms them down and they come out for a snack and a dvd.

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,695
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,284
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Get out of the house. Every. Day. Even twice a day. It's the only thing that keeps me sane.


 

Similar Threads

  1. It's nearly school holidays
    By dancingchipmunk in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 13-12-2013, 23:47
  2. Do you have any words of wisdom you’d like to pass along?
    By MonsterMoosMum in forum General Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 27-03-2013, 00:12
  3. Seeking advice/words of wisdom/slap in the face, anything!
    By Jessica83 in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-02-2013, 08:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Swim Australia
Swim Australia are the leading learn-to-swim experts, and national swim school authority. With over 600 Registered Swim Schools located across the country, through our aquatic education, we aim to build a Safer, Smarter, Stronger nation of swimmers.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!