When the kids were younger, even when it was just Ethan, I remember having these grand ideas of things I’d like to do with the kids and places I wanted to take them. Then I’d think that they were too young or that I couldn’t justify the price of the outing or experience [read: Disney on Ice]. Many times we passed up things to do and replaced them with simpler and easier things like just going up to the shop and buying ice-creams or going to the park, instead of spending a fortune and doing things that would probably excite us more than it would excite them. I remember doing some things where after having done them, I was left feeling exhausted and not as happy as I thought we’d be after having done them. I recall arguments with the hubster even while doing whatever it was, and again thinking that it really wasn’t worth it. I know, I know, they’re still young and they’re by no means GROWN…but the older they get, the easier these things get. And the more fun they have! Memories are created, and we can actually see them enjoying things which makes the outings totally worth it.
Being the first school holidays during the year (other than December) where the kids have actually been on holiday (in creche, the kids just continued to go to school but it was holiday club, something included in the fee, so we just let them go every day as usual), we’ve decided to plan a few items over the weekends and I’m so so excited!!
Let me share what we’re planning with you;-
- Steam train to Magaliesburg – I’ve heard from a few people that this is really enjoyable. The kids have been on a steam train before in Durban…about 2years ago…and they thoroughly enjoyed it then. Imagine how much more fun it’s going to be now!
- Sci Bono Centre – I think Riley may still be just a leetle too small to enjoy this fully, but Ethan is at the perfect age. I cannot wait for them to experience this and I was extra chuffed to see how affordable the trip is!
- The drive-in – also something that we did a good 2years ago and the kids loved it! Ethan more so than Riley. At the time, Riley was just walking, so watching a movie wasn’t at the top of his “to-do” list, but it was such an enjoyable evening out together. I plan to pack a nice picnic basket and for us too watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory together.
- A day at the beach at Monte Casino – I can’t find concrete detail on this i.t.o. exact dates, but I believe that Monte Casino have a beach experience for the kids…sand castles, ice-cream etc. and it’s only R30 a child.
- Art Jamming has been on my “to-do” list for the kids for a while now. Ethan really loves crafting and I think this will be up his alley 🙂 Although this is quite pricey and we can probably do the same thing at home for a minimal price, I think the kids will love experiencing this and I won’t have to do any cleaning up afterwards #winning.
I cannot wait to spend the time with them and doing a few family firsts over the next few weekends. I just hope that they’re going to enjoy it as much as we think they will 🙂 🙂 🙂
Do you have anything planned over Easter?
Are there any fun things for the kids?
Please share some ideas with me if you have!!!