You know how your kids can be absolutely adorable and hilarious and drive you crazy all at the same time? I feel like that makes up a good portion of my day! The balancing act of setting boundaries and disciplining, all while trying not to smile and laugh at something outrageously cute that just took place happens quite often in our house.
There are days that I realize that I just need to give them the space to be ridiculous, wild, and somewhat chaotic. Dance parties are definitely our number one go to choice to shake the wild out a bit. And then there are days where you just want peace and quiet and all you want to do is dial the crazy down a notch or two.
It’s ok to have the days where quiet and calm is needed. Maybe you can enlist your husband, mom, or a friend to give you that coveted quiet time. But there are also days where we need to embrace the chaos. Relish the messes. Get down with our kids on the floor and follow wherever the crazy may lead.
Sometimes embracing the wild may mean actually planning to embrace it! Planning activities with the kids that you know they’ll love and give them a chance to explore and move. This might mean setting aside the dishes until later, or as often happens in our household, letting them wash the dishes with you, aka washing all the dishes you already cleaned and getting them dirty again!
Check out my Pinterest board here, created for when you need a little time for being ridiculous and having fun with each other! Shake it up, get moving and have fun!
What are some ways you and your kids like to have fun and enjoy time just being silly together?
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