I've often read the listographys and always say 'I'll join in with that' then one thing or the other turns up and I don't get to write my list, however I saw this weeks theme and instantly thought oh yes I must join this one so here I am, joining in :)
This weeks is hosted by Keith - the reluctant housedad whilst KateTakes5 is taking five this week to focus on setting up the new Netmums blogger network.
Right so this weeks theme is what 5 things do you want to do this summer?
1, Set up and make work a good positive parent reward scheme, I'm notoriously soft on the kids, We kinda run on a free for all and am not great at the whole boundaries thing, yes I do expect the kids to behave and they can and do surprise me more often than not and behave really well, but then other times they just do the opposite and I'm really not great at discipline I hate to shout at them, and they have always been a tad too young to fully understand the whole rewards system or more likely I never had the determination to stick it through, and always just coasted along being soft with them, but now really they are getting older and I need the boundaries set in stone so they don't start to push their limits.
2, Teach my youngest to ride his bike with no stabilizers, my eldest two were really great at their bikes from fairly young, and I love riding bikes Mikey really loves his bike too so this summer we're going to crack the 2 wheel thing!
3, Keep on top with my blog, but not let it take over my time, I love the kids being at home but also love sitting in my own little world doing not much scouting the old interweb! So I need to make sure I manage my time well.
4, Help Jake out as much as possible with his reading and writing, he'll be in year 5 after the summer, that's so old! and I really want to make sure his writing doesn't stop all together for the six weeks hes off school, we've been writing a story together the past few months and I really want to finish that, its something he is really interested in, although he doesn't actually write much of it, he dictates it to me most of the time, BUT we are sitting together doing something to do with words, which is better than nothing, and although I do write more than him, the bits he writes are more than nothing which seems good to me!
5, get a trip to the seaside in somewhere, we aren't going on any holidays, we haven't done for years because we simply can't afford to go away properly but we do like to take day trips to the sea, I love the seaside so I really hope we can make at least one visit during the holidays
thats about it, I hope I can do them things, Ill give it my best shot!