We’re almost there… Just hang in a little longer.
Parents and teachers unite, we’ve almost made it.
As any parent (or teacher) knows the last weeks of school are often the worst.
There’s a mix of excitement for holidays and exhaustion from a long school year. Kids are somehow hypo yet lethargic all at once.
We can see the light at the end of the tunnel but we aren’t there yet.
Before we get too excited about Christmas and start packing our bags for our beach holidays we have to survive the next two weeks.
To help you do that we’ve compiled a list of our top tips for surviving the last few weeks of school:
1. Stick to your routine.
Do not, I repeat, do not let yourself get out of routine yet. Drop-offs, pick-ups and after school activities still need to be done. Groceries bills and housework all still there too. Stick to your regular routine. Two weeks. That’s it. It’s so close now, you can do it.
2. Be patient after excursions.
More often than not end of year excursions are to water parks, beaches or areas where kids are allowed to roam free and play. They’ll either come home tired and cranky or super hyped up.
Be prepared for both.
Depending on their mood allow for rest time or have suitable snacks and games on standby.
3. Keep everyone hydrated.
Hot. It's so hot. A lot of schools don’t have air conditioning in class rooms and the next few weeks have regular 30+ days predicted. Being dehydrated can make you sick, tired and cranky. Make sure everyone always has water, preferably chilled, close by at all times.