Happy Monday! I hope you and your kiddos enjoyed Halloween (for those who celebrate) and you enjoyed your weekend (for those who don’t)!
Here are a few ways to make some memories with your sweeties this week….
1. Announce to the kids that you’re all going to wear the alphabet! Go on a family adventure to dress each other with every letter of the alphabet. For instance…
Apples on baby’s shirt
a Dress on Mama…..
You’ll have to get really creative and silly for some of the letters! See how many you can do!
2. Keep dressing in costume all week. Why put away the dress up stuff after just one day? Have pirates, monsters, movie stars and other fun characters around especially at mealtimes and such.
3. Bake fresh rolls for supper. It’s easier than you might think, especially if you make the dough together the night before. Then experiment with ways to prepare them (Parker House rolls, crescent rolls, fan tans…).
3. Adopt a person. As a family, decide on somebody who needs some magic. Find an anonymous way to do a good thing for her or him.
4. Mix some pumpkin pie spice in a batch of homemade playdough for a wonderful fall scent.
5. Be randomly silly at least once a day. Suddenly stick your tongue out at your child at dinner time. Make faces at your hubby while he’s not looking and see if you can crack up the kids. Leave a groaner of a joke in your child’s lunch box…
6. Do something fun with leftover Halloween candy, like science experiments or decorating cupcakes to deliver to a local fire station.
7. Be the Roundbottoms. Or your own version of a nutty family. This is especially silly in public, if you get into character together and make it up as you go along. 🙂
8. Bake up some pumpkins to make your own puree and bake some fresh goodies.
9. Bob for apples. It’s harder than you think!
10. Hammer the jack-o-lanterns. You’re not going to let them go to waste are you? Show the kids how to pound golf tees or nails into them in patterns, and then when you’re all done, just ruthlessly bash. I tell you, there’s something surprisingly satisfying in bashing a pumpkin. 🙂 If that means something deep and terrible about me psychologically, I don’t want to know!
Have a wonderful week!