Moms are like goddesses walking the earth. Under the most hardcore and disciplinarian mother, lies the most supple of hearts. However, there is a balance between the disciplinarian and the pampering mother, also called the fun mom.
So, what type are you? Do your kids see the fun side in you? Do you prioritize having fun with kids over work? If you do, or even if you don’t, read on. Here, we look at some ways you can be a fun mom. You will be surprised that the lessons you want your children to learn will sink into their hearts better. So, here’s how you can be the fun mom, and indulge with your children:
1. Strictly Come Dancing:
Choose your home props or a natural to go dancing with your pretty girl. Wear something summery or flowery. Dance like you have never danced before, and dance till your legs can no longer move.
2. See-Saw Just Got More Fun:
Let your kid guess your weight as you weigh down the plank of the see-saw. Don’t let his side go lower until he starts freaking out. Don’t worry, you aren’t horrid. Just make sure you’re your kid is strong or brave enough to stay there. By the way, if you were thinking about telling him how much you weigh, it could be your mom-and-son top secret.
3. Go Street Playing:
Turn the heads of passersby around as you paint the town red with your little one. Dare to ride on the kid magic-rider with your child. Go as crazy as possible. Just mind the traffic, though!
4. Get Surprise Movie Tickets:
It’s ok to skip homework for a couple of hours. Who said movies must be reserved for weekends alone? Just take them out – rush even if they are in their pajamas and veer off to the show. They will love the change.
5. Mom And Kids Road Trip:
Explore the world around you on an exclusive mom-and-kids road trip. Hop out at the fuel stations, indulge in coffees or ice-creams, and gather souvenirs along the way. Wave back at passersby, sing along or play music out and loud as you zoom past the freeways. Get your smartphone map app out and make sure you aren’t missing any fun places along the way.
6. Mud Playing:
Drive out to the nearest mud playing event in outfit that you might want to discard. Jump into the muddy puddles and smear each other with mud. Keep going until you can’t figure out who is who. If mud isn’t something you fancy, you can go to the closest beach and play in the sand.
7. Pitch A Tent:
When it’s pitch dark, it’s time to pitch a tent in the backyard with some help from mom. You are going to be prime detective busting clandestine operations around the neighborhood ;) Your little one can be your Dr. Watson. Kids will love to sit in the tent, gaze at the stars and spy on people while you might want to flit in and out with some refreshments.
8. Wolf And The Red Riding Hood:
Go to the woods and playact Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf. Who but mama will be the vamp while the little champ metes out defeat? You could also play Hansel and Gretel or all the fables woven around the countryside and the woods. Hide and seek is undoubtedly an all time favorite and turns out more fun around the trees.
9. Throw A Surprise Chocolate Fountain Party:
Ask your kids to invite their friends to the surprise chocolate fountain party at your home. There will be a lot of hullabaloo. But that is what makes children, well children. So get, set, go!
10. Have A Braiding Race:
See who braids the hair faster between you two. Get your little one to braid your hair and you take turns with her. The softness of her hands is sure to make you swoon!
11. A Mini Skill Transfer Game:
Modern day kids are so ignorant of the traditional skills like stitching, knitting, and embroidery. Perhaps with some free time you can get them to learn the skills from you. Make it sound like a fun spree as you knit sweaters or fix a helm.
12. Spot A Place:
This is my all-time hit thing to do. Spotting places, forests, deserts, rivers and mountains on a globe is quite a learning experience and is also fun. A little bit of anthropology and history makes it even more interesting for the kid.
13. Compose A Family Anthem:
The rock stars have arrived! Time to pull the guitar strings and sing some family favorites. What family favorites did you learn as a kid? Or have you just thought of one? Surprise everyone with the new family anthem!
14. Piggyback Riding:
Your child will enjoy a piggyback ride on you especially if you can tirelessly run around with her on the back. She will ask for more and more. So be prepared.
15. Bubble Bursting:
Make bubbles and ask children to burst them. They will be head over heels in the attempt to catch them.
16. Blow Kisses:
Capture the moments when you blow kisses for your child!
When your child doesn’t want to wake up in the morning, here is a little trick. Have a pillow fight with him. It will be good enough to keep her on her toes. She will love the fun mommy than the one who keeps bickering about waking up late.
18. Play Video Games:
Leave your cooking for some time. The dishes can be done once your kids are asleep. Play some video games with your kid. She will love that she doesn’t have to play solo all the time. Moreover, there isn’t any opponent better than a fun mommy.
Don’t keep getting caught up with work. Keep your work second, and take out time to have some fun with the kids. Do your kids see your fun side? Tell us how you indulge with them! Leave a comment below.
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