I had five things on my Summer Check List at the beginning of the Summer holidays … here’s how we got on with them:
Try a new ice cream flavour: During a walk in Notting Hill, The Boy Child surprised me by requesting salted caramel ice cream (the only other options available were vanilla or chocolate).
Watch a film from when I was a girl: I was all for introducing The Boy Child to the magic that is Grease. Didn’t happen.
Put The Boy Child in charge of the photography for a day: Ok, so it might not have been for a whole day, but there were several times where I gave my iPhone X or my dSLR to The Boy Child and asked him to take the shot. He did a good job.
Have a guilt-free at home day: We didn’t have too many of these, but of the ones we did have, they were fairly successful. Of course, an at home day means that Tilly still needs a walk and the Summer journal still needs to be completed.
Ignore the bed time routine for once: The Boy Child’s bedtime routine was fairly relaxed throughout the Summer, but I did give him the choice of choosing his own bedtime once. He chose the night we attended our second wedding of the Summer and went to bed at 00.45 hours.