It is so easy to get caught up on the road of being a 'good' parent. The path to being a responsible adult is filled with do's and don'ts and things that you should avoid for the benefit of your children.
Most of those things are not much fun.
Today I have a list of 10 things for you to do.
Things you probably don't do often enough, but sometimes life is for saying yes. With or without kids, there is something on this list you can do today.
1 - Get out an ink pad or some paints and get the handprints and footprints of everyone in the family. Use a scrap book, a photo album, some scrap paper. Make them into cards for people or throw them in the bin. Don't get all fussy about how messy it gets or worry about what you are doing it for.
2 - Drive home from school pick up a different way and stop at a park. Tell the kids they can play until THEY are ready to go. Be prepared, this might be quite some time, but if you don't take snacks and drinks they will be ready to go sooner. Have a go on the swings yourself or try even harder, see if you can get across the monkey bars.
3 - Place a marshmallow or some chocolate chips on everyone's dinner plate and refrain from saying "Eat Your Veggies First."
4 - Watch a movie together. On a school night.
5 - Eat dinner on a blanket on the lounge room floor.
6 - Read at least two extra stories at bedtime - their choice.
7 - Dance as a family in the kitchen when you are preparing dinner. Music loud, dance moves bad, smiles big. (This can also be better than going to the gym, dancing burns lots of calories)
8 - Jump in the car and head to a drive thru and get everyone a soft serve ice cream.
9 - Make a tent under the kitchen table, sit in there too and talk to your kids - do not take your smart phone in there with you.
10 - If it's raining where you are, go splash in those puddles, kick water at the kids, they will be so shocked. It won't hurt any of you to get a little wet. It might make you laugh a lot.
What other silly things have you been throwing into the mix lately.