Summer Holiday Expectations vs Reality
Summer holidays are meant to be all sunshine but sometimes it's just a bit soggy...
Expectation: You can chill out all day!
What do you do when there’s no school for six whole weeks?
Nothing, if you can get away with it – it’s the perfect chance to relax and unwind in a huge hammock
Reality: Your parents make you help round the house!
The reality of the six weeks holiday is that your parents have been secretly writing a list of jobs for you to do around the home
Vacuuming, cleaning the windows and the most dreaded chore of all – tidying your room!
Well, that’ll keep you busy until September…
Expectation: It will be super sunny!
There’s bound to be hot sunshine every day during the school holidays, right?
Wrong! It will rain almost every day if the British weather has anything to do with it
And to think you were going to wear shorts and t-shirts…
Expectation: You can stay up late!
With no school, you can catch up on all your favourite cartoons and films. Amazing!
Reality: Your parents still make you go to bed!
That's a special parents law, we're afraid!
Expectation: Delicious BBQs!
There's nothing that smells nicer than a BBQ on a hot sunny day, is there?
Burgers, sausages and hey, we'll even have a crisp salad too...
Reality: Soggy sausages!
Good luck trying to keep the BBQ lit when there's an epic storm directly over your garden!
Expectation: Pool parties!
If you ever get the chance to hang out by an outdoor pool, grab the chance with both hands – it's amazing
Don't forget your pool floats too!
Reality: Rubbish paddling pools!
In reality, the closest the most of us will ever get to a pool party is standing around a tiny paddling pool in the pouring rain
Oh look, the dog has decided to have a bath in it...
Shall we go inside and give the hallway a vacuum?