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So the kids are on Summer holidays now and we’ve started the summer holidays as we mean to go on really, already rolling out the “fun” (by which I mean fighting, laughing, fighting and trying to feed each other to the bewildered puppy before dressing the puppy up in something heinous… and fighting) and cataloging the experience with our specially designed, personalised scrapbooks – proof for the boy’s teachers and grandparents that we do, occasionally, know how to parent the shit of life (coining Mother Pukka’s phrase there – go check her on instagram).

Our scrapbooks come from Stationery Geek and are personalised with the boy’s names on each one. They are filed with stickers to help prompt the kids with what to add, not to mention page after page of diary style entry logs that allows the boys to write, draw and stick in all the things they have been doing over the summer.

The personalised scrapbook has an awesome cheat sheet which helps the boys (and me – no point in lying!) remember what to add and how to add it. From “where did you go?” (Borstal if we don’t stop our bullshit soon according to mummy) to “what did you have to eat?” (McDonalds…) your kids won’t miss anything out. There is a list of what to collect and what to use to spruce up the scrap book pages – we wouldn’t want them going back to school boring would we? Not to mention helping your little ones to learn the days of the week and months – not just for the summer holidays you know!

I absolutely love scrapbooking. I don’t leave out the bad either – we had an absolutely epic first day in the holidays and I have made the boys put it in there – they have put in how badly behaved they were and that in the end mummy separated them and made them sit in the kitchen for the remainder of the afternoon in their respective thinking corners because they had been SO horrible and started to really hurt each other. In a way, I remember my mum doing this and it worked as a deterent for me – I hated my teachers and friends knowing I’d been bad, but then it also give us something to giggle about when they are older and something that we can all look back on.

Now, if you want to get your hands on one of these awesome scrapbooks (or any other fab stuff that Stationery Geek has to offer) just click any of the bold links and if you add the code “tobyandroo” at the check out and you will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a full writing set to go with your scrap book. No minimum spend either!

H x

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