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    Ahhhh, the old brain stirs...we sometimes did upside down dinners, if they did not eat every scrap of desert they got no veges.

    We are also far from takeaway so we had "anything" nights where they could get themselves anything at all from the cupboard, fridge or freezer, do it all thenselves and I did not have to cook.


    Hahahaha, just remembered. I was visiting De, this year, last year, not sure.
    I plonked a bag of her 16yo daughter's favourite lollies in front of her when I walked in about 5pm, said to her to eat them all or she gets no dinner....huge grin from her and De says...kids love it when you are here lmao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Ahhhh, the old brain stirs...we sometimes did upside down dinners, if they did not eat every scrap of desert they got no veges.

    We are also far from takeaway so we had "anything" nights where they could get themselves anything at all from the cupboard, fridge or freezer, do it all thenselves and I did not have to cook.
    I have never done this. Never heard of it, never considered it. It sounds like great fun! Will do it.

    I'll give you a bet they'd both (boys) like a pyjama day where they get dressed at the end of the day, or not at all. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Ahhhh, the old brain stirs...we sometimes did upside down dinners, if they did not eat every scrap of desert they got no veges.

    We are also far from takeaway so we had "anything" nights where they could get themselves anything at all from the cupboard, fridge or freezer, do it all thenselves and I did not have to cook.
    My kids love that second one - we call it "Grab and Fetch it" they know then it's free for all and they are allowed anything they want. We also do one where you get to make the person sitting next to you their dessert - it can be anything the person chooses and the other person had to eat it! THE KIDS SOON LEARNT TO MAKE IT REALLY YUMMY CAUSE YOU COULD BE SITTING NEXT TO THAT KID NEXT TIME AND LOOK OUT IF IT WAS SOMETHING YUCK CAUSE THE PAY BACK WOULD NOT BE NICE. And I just realised that I must of pressed the caps lock key sorry for the capitals!

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    I was never terribly enamoured with school holidays being on the farm. Kids did however have sleep overs here and friend's places, made their own fun, cubby housed when young, camping when older. We also made a pushbike jump track in a disused paddock next to the house and mates would come here for comps. We had the pool table, 3ft above ground pool,trampoline and xbox thing that was in back then. Fast forward to upgrading it for motorbikes we had here, if I did not have first hand permission from parents, or helmets were not worn, no riding. Again later bonfire tent sleepovers, girls inside, blokes in the tents, me running soup and hot dogs at all hours, collecting car keys on the way in and hiding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    We are also far from takeaway so we had "anything" nights where they could get themselves anything at all from the cupboard, fridge or freezer, do it all thenselves and I did not have to cook.
    We did the same thing (although not because the takeaways were too far away) but we called it 'catchers catch can' nights.
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    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    School hols are SERENE for me, i get to sleep in , beats getting up at 5am every other morning

    My girls are 19 & 11, their not much trouble at all, both are old enough now to get their own brekkie etc, i make all their lunches & dinners tho.

    Both my girls are often playing or tweaking electronic gadgets, laptops, xbox, playstation's, DS's, mobile phones, MP4's, & Jazz is often constructing / engineering computers from scratch for friends or family or she's at work or off doing another Business study course or Computer course. If Lily aint playing any computer game etc then she is either in the swimming pool, practicing her singing or watching a dvd etc. I rarely see or hear them on school hols


    EDITED to add, the complaint i have about my kids is..... they hog all the bloody "power points" with their electronic gadget chargers etc, i'm often pulling out chargers just so i can plug in the vacuum etc
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    Lucky you AF. One punishment my kids never ever no siree ever incurred was grounding as they would have forever been home, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    School hols are SERENE for me, i get to sleep in , beats getting up at 5am every other morning

    My girls are 19 & 11, their not much trouble at all, both are old enough now to get their own brekkie etc, i make all their lunches & dinners tho.

    Both my girls are often playing or tweaking electronic gadgets, laptops, xbox, playstation's, DS's, mobile phones, MP4's, & Jazz is often constructing / engineering computers from scratch for friends or family or she's at work or off doing another Business study course or Computer course. If Lily aint playing any computer game etc then she is either in the swimming pool, practicing her singing or watching a dvd etc. I rarely see or hear them on school hols
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    Officially the first day of school holidays!!!

    Today we are spring cleaning the 9 year old's room.

    Did the 11 year old yesterday morning- only took four hours, and the 5 and 3 year olds yesterday afternoon, which only took 2 hours!

    Then if we get time we will be cleaning out the linen cupboard - oh the joys of the kids having 6 weeks off - the house gets cleaned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    Officially the first day of school holidays!!!

    Today we are spring cleaning the 9 year old's room.

    Did the 11 year old yesterday morning- only took four hours, and the 5 and 3 year olds yesterday afternoon, which only took 2 hours!

    Then if we get time we will be cleaning out the linen cupboard - oh the joys of the kids having 6 weeks off - the house gets cleaned!
    Yeah...I knew there was a reason why I had kids too....

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