Rainy days are rubbish! I am totally over this summer.

I was promised sun, lazy days and warmth… I want my money back!! It’s true there have been moments of summery pleasure but in all honesty they have been so sporadic I have barely got the paddling pooli inflated before the rain and thunder has returned to mock me!

Entertaing 5 children plus regular extras has become increasingly challenging so with the addition of a crippled back to aid my cause I have decided to up my game!!

At the begining of the summer I wrote two lovely list. Filled with hope and a smug sence of preparation I swaggered into the first couple of weeks quite confidently!

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But it didn’t take long for my conceited persona to faid into a dim and distant memory! Having exhausted my lists, scoured the bookshelves for every craft book I could possibly find and baked my way to obesity… I finnally accepted the TV had a place. I big one… Right in the middle of my lounge with my childrens attention firmly on it!! (Why can’t they enage with me like that?!!)

Well, I’m ready for round two of ‘Summery Supermum…’ and I’ve got pinterest on my side this time!

Follow The Free Range Family’s board Wet summer bordom savers on Pinterest.

We also have big plans for a very exciting Garden Festival to celebrate Mando’s 13th birthday. We had a Mini festival in the garden at the begining of the summer and it was such a huge success, I really hope it’s a sgood this time around!

What ever the weather brings for the last few days of ‘summer’ I am determined to make the most of our time, once we are back to school work we just don’t really have the freedom to indulge like we do right now!

So, tell me, what have you got planned for the next week? Are you going ourt with a bang or tailing off, clinging to the last shreds of your sanity?


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32 thoughts on “Rainy days are rubbish! I am totally over this summer.”

  1. It is hard to entertain them when there is rain thats for sure! and winter will be here soon! I just do some reading, and try and be creative with home play… Not much else we can do!x

    1. Thankyou so much for commenting, you are right, it’s a case og doing are best and making do with being stuck inside!

  2. We’re in Scotland so school went back a week ago. Of course we’re now having better weather. With a two week holiday on a scottish island this summer we had to just man up and go to the beach in the rain. I’m proud of us for making the most of things! I love your renewed enthusiasm! Good luck this week. #twinklytuesday
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    1. It’s funny isn’t it, how we can get outside in the wet when we really need to… it just makes the day a bit different!

    1. It’s so sad that the weather has been so horrid.. I had so much planned but with little Bean’s health not being great I just can’t take the risk of her getting soaking wet and cold.. at least not to often!!

  3. Well, as Zach is not yet in school I haven’t had to worry about entertaining throughout the summer but I completely agree with you , the weather has just been pants! I have worn my summer dresses literally a handful of times. It is soooo depressing! This weekend, we are hoping to take a trip to Colchester Zoo before we run out of ‘summer’ and it’s too late to go! Let’s hope the weather is kind to us so we can enjoy our bank holiday weekend! Hope you manage to have lots of fun over the last of the summer! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
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    1. Oh I so hope the weatehr is kind to you… I love a trip to the zoo but it’s just bot as fun when it’s wet.. I’m sure all the animals go and hide as well!!

    1. My arts and crafts stash has really taken quite a hit this summer! I will definately need to restock before the real winter!!

    1. Hehe, I think that’s what I should do! It has just been one disappointment after another this summer! I keep telling myself that there is still time but I am not so convinced any more!

  4. Blooming British summer, my son is only a toddler, but it’s so hard when it’s raining to keep him entertained so I feel your pain. I have convinced myself that sharing my favourite childhood films with him is educational! Hope you have a fab week and that festival sounds intriguing!
    Becky- LittleOandme xx

    1. I think we must have watched despicable me a million times this summer! I have started seeing little yellow dudes in my sleep!

  5. Thankyou so much for hosting #whatevertheweather, sorry this wasn’t really and outside post but it was the best I could do!! lol x

  6. Haha I know exactly how you are feeling. I really want to get out but the rain just keeps pouring down in the past few days. Summer is nearly over and I still have some things to tick off my Summer Bucket List also. (Who ever invited that??) Anyway, hope for the best last few days before school starts again! :) xx #whatevertheweather
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    1. It’s just rubbish isn’t it?! I wrote a bucket list too and I have loads left incomleted! It’s so disapointing!

  7. Oh I love your lists. I think I’m going to try and be inspired by these for the rest of the summer. It’s such a shame it’s been so rainy isn’t it. But I do love pinterest for finding out new activities. It is funny how absorbing the TV can be. It definitely captivates most children more than regular hands on activities which is such a shame, but it’s very useful for days when you’ve exhausted all other activities. Thank you so much for linking this up to #whatevertheweather I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer! x
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  8. I am with you on this the weather has sucked this summer and I have found it so tough keeping them all entertained and happy. So far this week so good I am hoping to squeeze a few more days out in now. Thanks for linking up to #kidscorner x
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