The kids finished school last Friday and are now on holiday for 6 weeks until school resumes in August – hip, hip, hooray! 🙂 We’ll be spending two weeks in La Belle France with DH for our ‘official’ summer holiday, but the rest of the time we’ll be playing ‘camp’ at home. Here. In our own backyard. Copenhagen.
Yes, we’re doing Flylady Camp! 🙂 You see, if you don’t sit down for 10 minutes (set your timer!) and plan a few activities, or at least make up some kind of basic summer holiday routine, those six weeks of school holidays can d-r-a-g along. Both for you and the kids 😉 Ready to give it a try? Here are a few posts I’ve written before, to help you on your merry way. These were from the Camp the kids and I did during the Danish Easter holidays, but the ideas can be adapted/used at any time.
We’re going (FLY) Camping! (contains links to Flylady printouts)
FLY Camp – Settled In
FLY Camp – Postcard Time
And, finally, here’s a link to the main Camp page on the official Flylady website:
Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂
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Weather in Copenhagen could be better (who wants cold, wet and blustery?) but still having fun at FLY Camp! Looking forward to DH joining us tonight for the rest of the Easter break 🙂
- DD8’s turn to make breakfast today – chocolate croissants. And very good they were too! 🙂
- Room Inspection, followed by 15 minute declutter session in the kids rooms. Set those Flylady timers and go, go, go! 😉
- DD8 is working on papers (she has inherited that particular Achilles’ heel from me). DS10 is working on his desk.
- Solo Playtime (while I nip to supermarket for Gin supplies to tide us over Easter…Danish shops are closed Thursday, Friday and Monday)
- Make-your-own-roll (kids chose liverpâté, I chose seafood salad). Orange juice to drink and apple slices.
- Trip to Experimentarium, a science museum/playground. DD8 makes a great weather presenter, I’m still dreaming of being on the big screen 🙂
- DS10 is on kitchen duty and is making Roast Chicken for dinner
- The voyage into space – the Final Frontier – continues as we turn our living room into a cinema and watch Star Trek IV (DD8’s favourite, the film with the whales)
- Little Campers get the chance to swap dormitories tonight…they’re allowed to sleep in each other’s rooms or the guest bedroom
Night folks! Have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂
Having a lovely time at FLY Camp! Wish you were here? 🙂
- Scrambled eggs for breakfast, DS10 to make them. Plus pancakes leftover from yesterday’s breakfast 🙂
- Room inspection. Then ’15 minute Declutter Session’ in DS10 and DD8’s rooms.
- While the kids declutter, I feather dust and clean their windows.
- Solo Playtime – computer or Nintendo while I do the ironing.
- Visit to the Danish Zoological Museum. An exhibition on Evolution…
- Lunch at the museum (Danish meatball sandwich and iced tea), followed by a spot of drawing. Lucky for us, these animals sit very quietly while we work 🙂
- Head home, stop off at local library to pick up the Star Trek DVDs we’ve ordered.
- Quiet Time (so Mum can have a nap…)
- Hot Chai/milk and biscuits on the deck – coats on – in the sun 🙂
- 6 minuteNEWO Strength Workout (Fancy joining in? The workout ishere.)
- Solo Playtime
- Homemade pizza
- Film night – turn living room into cinema. Star Trek and popcorn. Live Long and Prosper!
- Bedtime and lights out. Another fun-filled day planned for tomorrow…
That’s all, Campers! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂
The kids are now on Easter break from school until a week on Tuesday – hooray! 🙂
We’re staying at home and will be seeing family and friends for lunch etc over the weekend. But the next few days we’re ‘going to FLY camp’. Flylady Camp! 🙂
We’ve done this a few times before and it’s a great way to keep us amused during school holidays. The first couple of days it’s nice to sleep in and just veg out. But soon the kids are climbing the walls, with me, I should add, right behind them 😉
Want to give it a go? Print out your Camp Journal – click here to download it for free – from the Flylady website. Discuss what you’re going to do with your little campers and make a rough plan. Not too many activities per day – we are on holiday remember! 🙂
Here’s an example of what one of our days looks like:
- Make pancakes for breakfast
- Room inspection (beds made? no toys lying on the floor? dirty laundry in the basket?)
- Treasure Hunt (for example, find 15 old drawings to throw away, 2 pairs of socks that are too small, 3 toys you don’t play with, 2 books you don’t read, 5 pens that don’t have lids)
- Watch TV, play Nintendo or computer for 15 mins (while Mum works on her blogpost…)
- Exercise time – 6minute NEWO strength train or NEWO intervals (skipping or running)
- Free time to do as you like! (Which invariably turns into the kids playing in their own rooms with the toys they ‘rediscovered’ during the declutter session.)
- Ryebread with liver paté, cucumber slices, salami sticks, plain yoghurt/müsli. Milk to drink.
- Cinema with friends ‘How to Train a Dragon’ in 3D
- Dinner when Dad comes home. Oksekød i fad/beef in a bowl (DH’s recipe ishere) and salad.
- Family game of Rummikub or Scrabble…which, of course, contains the Danish letters æ, ø and å
- Curl up in bed with a good book, a hot water bottle, a torch and a mug of Ovaltine
- Lights out! 😉
Okay, I need to go rescue the Mess Tent before it starts living up to it’s name. Hope you have a marvelous Monday! 🙂