OK, I'm at a loss at what to do at weekends with the boys.
They've been so good this past year, with the birth of their little sister and the struggle I had juggling three, well we just haven't done much by the way of fun.
It's feeling a little like ground hog day around here and I'm feeling the guilt, so to me that means deep down I know I can make more of an effort.
I'm looking for ideas we can all do as a family.
Not playgrounds , they go off on their own there, but maybe like bush walks, or rock climbing, (not huge cliff faces or anything) but little things where they can gain some sense of achievement, we bond as a family, and we create some wonderful memories for them.
They are 7.5 and 4 yrs old.
DD is 15 mths so we'd have to work around her too but that's not a huge deal.
What do you do together as a family?
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20-04-2016 06:42 #1
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20-04-2016 06:51 #2
What about family bike rides? I can't wait for my daughter to be able to ride a bike on her own. as kids my family used to go on a bike ride altogether on weekends. I still remember trying to keep up with my brothers. Sometimes we'd stop and get ice creams if we were lucky.
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20-04-2016 06:53 #3
I like that idea.
20-04-2016 06:56 #4
We always go riding or the big 2 will run, little 2 ride. Funny how the simple things like a ride/run down to the lake where the ducks are, to the shops for breaky or hot chocolate or to the basketball courts to throw a ball makes them so happy.
I know you said no parks but perhaps research different available parks that are smaller, fun and have fencing? We have lots of them around here, went to 3 different ones yesterday.
20-04-2016 06:56 #5
Just seen Tamtam said the same thing
20-04-2016 07:10 #6
The beach can be great fun even as it gets cooler. If you are with a partner or friend to help thatakes a big difference.
My youngest was 2 1/2 first time i tackled 3 at the beach on my own. Others were 4 & 6
The photos of that time and subsequent are some of the best pics of their early childhood
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20-04-2016 09:36 #7
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Geocaching is meant to be a lot of fun, and something the whole family can do together. If you google geocaching in your area, you should be able to find some in your area. 😊
Eta: just noticed there's a Geocaching Australia website where you can look up your state etc.
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20-04-2016 10:06 #8
20-04-2016 10:37 #9
Woo, all great ideas
I never heard of Geocaching. Hmmmm....my DS1 would LOVE that
20-04-2016 12:55 #10
We love constructing things with cardboard boxes- forts, puppet theaters, we recently made a doll's treehouse. DS is really good at imagining up things and DD is an enthusiastic painter. A big project can take half a day to complete- a good idea if the weather's not nice enough to go out.
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