The house is empty. No longer do the elephantine crashes of little feet pound up and down my stairs. No more does my fridge empty at a hair-raisingly alarming rate. Gone are the constant messes, puddles of urine beneath the toilet and sticky finger prints over every glass surface in the house.
The children have gone to Finland for the summer.
And I don’t really know what to do with myself. Six weeks to myself and not a clue on how to spend it. Do I garden and DIY? Sleep? Travel? What does one do with ones time without the constant need to pick up after, cook for and entertain small people? The only things that keep springing to mind are all child related. Days out with kids and child friendly activities. Even supermarket shopping I have to keep reminding myself that I don’t need Moshi Monster yoghurts and lunch-box sized snacks.
Being a lover of lists (I do love a good list, me), I’ve decided to write myself a bucket list of things to do over the next six weeks so I don’t simply fritter my time away doing nothing.
Summer Holidays Bucket List
- Sleep. Lots and lots of sleep.
- Eat, drink and be merry.
- Go camping.
- Spend a day at Alton Towers
- Go to a comedy night
- Eat at a proper restaurant. In the evening.
- umm… that’s about it.
Clearly I need some help. What did I used to do with my time before children? What would you do with six weeks of no children?