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Confessions of a Summer Parent

Confessions of a Summer Parent

Summer holidays are looming and don’t get me wrong, I’m really looking forward to not having to get up early and no school runs! I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with the girls and having a more relaxed routine.

I’m not looking forward to the mess the house will be in, the constant tidying, the whinging, the chaos and the expense of the whole summer! Let’s face it, some days will involve too much TV and iPads and I’ll need a large glass of wine when Daddy gets home!

Shall I let you into a little secret? Sometimes, when the mess gets too much and I need it tidied, or they are driving me insane do you know what I resort to? Bribery!


You’d be amazed how quickly they’ll tidy their room if I pay them a pound, or how happily they will water the garden in exchange for an ice lolly! A bit of bribery works for them and works for me! After all, a happy mummy equals happy children!

 What gets you through the summer holidays?!

This post is an entry for BritMums Confessions of a Summer Parent Challenge, sponsored by Anchor.

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