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'The six week school holidays aren't 'fun' if you're a parent. There, I said it.'

'The six week school holidays aren't 'fun' if you're a parent. There, I said it.'

It all started with a conversation between my eldest son Toby and I in the car on Sunday morning. As usual, the whole family had been up since 6am and we had spent a few hours at the beach before it got too hot. At 10am I left my husband to enjoy a peaceful surf while I drove our two boys’ home.

I suggested a couple of activities to take us up to midday that I thought were winners – visiting a local park or going to the pool. They were however immediately rejected by Toby with an eye roll and a ‘ugh, no way!’, as if I had said we should go get our annual flu vaccinations.

At that moment I had a horrible realisation that this was what a lot of the summer ‘holidays’ was going to be like. Six looooooooonnnng weeks disagreeing about suitable activities for Toby and his two-year-old brother Leo, as well as fights about the amount of time Toby can spend on the iPad, him ‘being bored’ and questions about, ‘but what can I do NOW?!’

Read more here: https://www.mamamia.com.au/school-holidays-australia/

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