Next week, providing I have kicked the cold I currently have in the butt, MR and I are going to have his five year old nephew over to stay for a couple of nights, or as MR said on the phone to his brother "When can we acquire B for a couple of nights?". I'm pretty excited. B is an awesome little boy and I love doing fun kid stuff. This will be the second time he's stayed at our place but the first time he's stayed when MR is home too. Last time he stayed we were going to make gingerbread men but we spent too long at the aquatic centre going down the water slide so we ran out of time. So gingerbread men are definitely on the cards for this time.
I have all these ideas of stuff we can do. MR is liking the idea of him staying but this will also be his first ever experience of 'parenting'. He's spent time with B before but never looked after him. So I think he's a bit wary of just what it will involve and how much time to himself he's going to get... (none). I suggested we go to see the new Ice Age movie. B lives in the country so doesn't get to go to the movies very often. That idea was jumped on by MR because (just like me) he loves cartoon movies. Only thing is, MR is anti regular seating in the movies so decided he will be quite happy to fork out for a gold class ticket for B just so he can have the comfty big recliner seats, a cheese platter and a couple of scotch and cokes.
We're going to have him for two nights so there's plenty of time to do lots of stuff. My other ideas were the zoo and make a softie with him from one of his drawings (he is going through a big drawing phase at the moment). I have a cool set of colour changing textas to give him as a little present as well. My house is overflowing with picture books so there will be plenty of stories to read before bed but we need to buy some bath toys because last time he stayed he was quite astounded that we didn't have any. I've been thinking of what other things we could do with him. City things that aren't available in the country. Like the museum or AQWA or ice skating.
And I'm more than open to ideas - what fun stuff are you doing with your kids these holidays?