Fisher-Price: Summertime Shopping
I’ve given myself a gift this summer. A gift of four weeks of day camp for two out of three boys (the baby is not quite old enough to send out alone yet. YET). It cost a decent amount, this gift, but I think it’ll be worth it. The pros (7 hours of just me and the baby every day for 19 days) definitely outweigh the cons (the lunches I am going to have assist in packing – 2 x 19; the half hour walk each way x 4 x 19; the 1726 bottles of sunscreen we’re going to get through, etc).
I’m not the only one excited by camp registration. The kids are too, it turns out. They love jam-packed activity schedules rather than the slower pace of home, without their mother nagging them to clean up their dishes or oh please shut up because the baby is napping OMG. This will be our first year of city-run day camp and I’m excited to see what activities and trips are included, and what new friends they will make.
And whatever will I DO with myself during these four weeks? Well, we’re still technically unpacking and figuring out how best to make this house work for us. Don’t look at me like that – we’ve only been here 11 months and I HAD A BABY. I’ll be able to run errands in peace – errands which would have been pesky, and instead become mostly pleasant (as long as the baby stays his normally cheerful self). Shopping is basically torture unless I manage to shed myself of most, if not all, of the children.
There’s still weekends and evenings to fill this summer, and I’ve already been out to pick up a few things to occupy them without them knowing it. I like to chuck things in my grocery shopping cart because then they become part of the food budget and then it’s like I didn’t even spent anything on them at all! I’ve got some bubble guns that light up as well as shoot bubbles (cool!), some sidewalk chalk, a bug examination kit and some colouring books.
What are your kiddie summer activities looking like? Got any toy shopping planned to help fill the hours?
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