I've read ago many posts this summer, full of activities that families have enjoyed.
The blog world has been full of beaches, parks, days out. If the weather has been unkind, then it's been lovely crafts and baking activities with children.
Let me let you in to a little secret.
Mine have had none of that.
Not a dot.
Not a dot.
My summer has been full of iPads and movies.
My children don't deal with change. They don't deal with the lack of routine that school holidays offer. I've spent most of my days keeping them calm. If that means screens, then so be it.
In all honesty, I'm going stir crazy, I don't get out a lot myself, but this summer has been worse!
If I do want to go anywhere, I have to rely on a teen that surfaces, around, mid afternoon. I hate that I have to, but that's my reality.
I wrote this for parents reading, that are feeling less than perfect. For those of us that are feeling like we have failed.
You haven't failed, I haven't failed. My children are happy like this. Isn't that what parenting is, partly, about?
My children are happy, healthy, well mannered.
I may be an imperfect parent, but I'm doing something right.