School holidays are upon us once again. *shudder* I'm quite sure they have doubled since I became the parent of a school aged child.
It's really not easy trying to schedule activities that suit both Miss5 going on 25, and the 2 1/2 year old twin tornado who approve of little other than the McDonalds playgroud.
Seriously, I can't even stick the twins in front of
my babysitter of choice the TV, because they're really not that into it. While Miss5 would watch anything (including the TV Shopping Network and Millionaire Hot Seat), the twins are very selective. It has to be Dora The Explorer, Ben 10, or The Real Housewives of... (any series).
This school holidays, I was determined to put some degree of forethought and effort into scheduling activities. But I didn't.
It was looking like another school holidays filled with tri-weekly McDonalds
flat white fixes playground visits.
But then I saw this :
My salvation. I can make one outing last for an entire 2 weeks worth of threats, bargaining and bribery. Bribery for good behaviour and
house bedroom cleaning for the first part of the holidays. Bargaining in treats like popcorn, drinks etc. in return for extra housework helpers peace and quiet well-adjusted, pleasant, happy children.
Or am I the only parent whose kids only speak 'bribe'?
Cartoon Network's BEN 10 LIVE : Time Machine is a live production which sees Ben on a mission to save the past, present and future of the Universe. You know, no biggie...all in a hard day's work...
If you're in WA and want to take the kids along, here's what you need to know :
His Majesty's Theatre Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 11 October Friday 7 October
10am, 12:30pm and 3pm 10am and 12:30pm
Wednesday 12 October at 10am
Pricing, session details and tickets (including shows in NSW and ACT) can be found here.
As always, I leave the best bit for last, kind of like dessert.
I have a family pass (2 adults and 3 kids) to give away!
His Majesty's Theatre, Tuesday 11 October at 3pm
For your chance to win :
1. Subscribe to this blog
3. Comment with your school holidays entertainment tip
Mine is having a decent supply of wine on hand, and also knowing the quickest route to my nearest McDonalds with a playground and a McCafe. (It's probably for the best that I'm not left to entertain and educate my kids for any longer than the 2 weeks of school holidays).
Entries close midnight (WST) Sunday 2nd October. Winner drawn by random.org and posted on the blog Monday 3rd October.
Due to the tight turnaround between drawing the winner and the actual show, winner only has until Wednesday 5th October to contact me and claim their prize. Prize will be re-drawn immediately if not claimed.
This prize is like all those crazy cheap airfares you see : non-transferrable, non-refundable, and no date, venue or session changes are possible.
PS - If you happen to win and can't attend...mine is a family of 5, and I would gladly 'take one for the team' and attend on your behalf. You're welcome.