Wednesday, 22 April 2015

9 Ways Sunny Weather Saves Parents Sanity

1) You can legitimately don a pair of sunglasses on the school run to cover your face and not look like wannabee celeb. When really you just forgot to wash your face and that's why you are wearing sunglasses in the mid October pouring rain. 

2) Every meal can be eaten outside. And every bit of mess can be left on the floor for 'the animals' to eat. Like you are doing them a favour. I'm not sure what kind of hybrid wild killer bird would eat a chicken nugget but hey they are always gone the next day! #winning

It's slightly sunny so that's why I am wearing sunglasses. Not cause I look like sh*t under them

3) We all know messy play indoors sucks ass. But during sunny times it means sand, water and a whole host of outdoors opportunities for 'learning through mess'! (whilst you watch lovingly with your feet dipped in the paddling pool. Feeling a bit smug at how well you are educating your children). 

4) Local rough parks look ace in the sun. I live in inner city Birmingham and generally parks round here look like crack dens. Not in the summer! They look urban and street! And produce some amazing Instagrams

5) Summer forces one to shave ones legs (unless wearing long skirts which requires no shaving or jeggings which means your ankles and toes will need a trim) thus improving ones love life! Or at least your other half won't think you're crossed with a wilderbeast for a month or two. Who am I kidding? It's the UK - three days max.

Today? I shaved my toes and ankles! My husband is a lucky man

6) Picnic food is the food of Gods! It means that every meal you eat outside can be sausage based from rolls to chipolatas. With an added slab of cucumber for 'healthy eating' (to be ignored in favour of more sausage). 

7) The ice cream is a reasonable choice of bribe on a sunny day rather than you looking mental when you are screaming at your children in the middle of the local shop that no they can't have a Calipo in mid December.

8) There is nothing on earth as great as hanging your washing up to dry on the line. If you're not a Mother yet you won't appreciate this. Your time will come. And you will be dreaming of brand new pastel pegs.

Summer. Life Saver

9) PIMMS!!! Nuff said. 

21 comments:

  1. So true, all of it! Plus the kids are knackered after all the fresh air. Win. Xx

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    1. YES! Fresh air makes them exhausted! That should defo go on the list! x

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  2. Great post! Play doh is an outside toy at our house so my girl loves the sunshine so she can play it! :)

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    1. Oh my god and so is paint. Get them in the garden! x

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  3. Amen!! Thank goodness for the Summer. Mine have been literally staring out of the french doors all Winter and I'm so glad to have them open and let them run free! Hurrah! Great post - Jess x

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    1. HUUURRRAAAAHHHH run free my pretties! x

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  4. Parenting in summer is just so much easier. Winter sucks balls x

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    1. Ha ha ha ha!! That proper made me laugh bab x

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  5. Pimms. Nuff said. And sunglasses to hide all of your face is my trick too haha. Summer. Is. Coming. Hurrah! Well maybe - its a tad chilly today xx

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    1. I do not care if it is cold. I just care that it is not raining - get out children. Begone! x

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  6. Great post. I think I must be the only person on earth who hates hanging washing out!

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  7. I have new pastel pegs :) Living the dream! x

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    1. Ohhhh I need to see these beauties! x

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  8. Love the urban parks point. We have not long moved from inner city brum so know exactly what you mean!!! I love the summer, makes thinking of things to do so much easier, and cheaper!! x

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    1. Everything seems exciting in the sun! Even crack den parks! x

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  9. Haha. Love it! I love my collection of pegs and line-dried washing too! x

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    1. I have a Cath Kidston peg bag. Now we are talking the dream there bab x

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  10. Haha love this, my house is a lot cleaner in summer too as i just shove the kids outside so they don't trash my house non stop. I get so excited about drying the washing on the line , i clearly need to get a life xx

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    1. SAME HERE! They can make as much mess as they want out there! x

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  11. Ahaha, so true! I am guilty of the shaving ankles/toes and chucking on some leggings! Also, so with you on the washing and the pimms! Ray xx

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