Rain Rain Go AWAY, Come Again Another Day…. We all know that song way to well from our own childhood. When we were kids that was a song heard loudly among our peers on those dreary rainy days we often dreaded. Well today is the day that I am now playing that song in my head silently as the rain pours outside.
I have learned that no matter how hard you try to plan for a rainy day when you have kids nothing ever goes according to plan. Finding activities can be interesting especially when you have children under the age of ten years, in my case that makes four!
Between me multi-tasking and trying to keep the peace they all (referring to the kids) have managed to pull out everything in existence and some in the house… Kids they can find anything even the things you don’t want them to find and for us parents that can be a real challenge especially because the summer is upon us. Rainy days have become a problem, like this week here in Wichita they are saying rain ALL week long. Yeah that is going to be super fun (as I write this post in sarcasm) the kids are fighting over a plastic Easter egg… The joys of sibling rivalry???!
Oh yes…Rainy Days! It looks like me and the kiddos are going to be tackling this weather with a few inside activities! The best way to deal with a day like this is to enjoy that valuable time with your kids if able. Read a book. Write. Do some crafts!
Here are a few fun activities that have been really helpful for me when I am stuck in the house with ALL four of my kids.
1. Sing Silly Songs… the three year old loves this one!
2. Read books- My older two favor this activity due to the silliness of the story or the creativity that goes into the effort of telling a story.
3. Baking YUMMY treats!- No kid can deny they don’t love baking with Mommy 😉
4. Playing Board Games
There are so many creative ways to pass the time. It may seem hectic at times but remember no matter how trying the day can get on a rainy day try and take a deep breath and try something different even if it is out of your comfort zone. Kids are resilient and usually don’t notice when you are out of your comfort zone. Have fun, be creative, and let loose!!!
….Mornings…..starting to wonder if it is a trend but mornings….Ugh! Summer has begun, kids are out of school, and the fun has just started. Today I came to the realization I tend to forget even in the crazy how precious every moment is. With the television noise blaring in the background, the baby crying, the three year old screaming “cereal” as he is running throughout the house only wearing his diaper…Yep those are the moments we take for granted. I take for granted but shouldn’t. I forget as many other parents out there do that no matter how crazy your day can get there is always beauty in every moment. One day I am going to look back on what I know as ‘Morning CrAzY’ and laugh because overall they are funny and beautiful moments that you as a parent share with your kids. Trust me one day you will wish you could go back to those insane moments when they are all grown up.
This is the excerpt for your very first post.
Parenthood is never easy, there’s always going to be hills to climb and obstacles to avoid. Communication seems to be my biggest issue when it comes to parenting. For example as the parent of four the thought of communication goes right out the window either due to kids yelling, throwing fits, and mommy pulling her hair out lol!!!
I am far from perfect. Today I realized that we all have major faults as parents we just don’t see it until others point the flaws out. We become blind-sided by our comfort. When we become comfortable with a habit, it becomes hard to break.
Here are some tips that have been working for me over the last few months. Taking deep breaths and remembering to take in the memories and don’t sweat the little stuff has become important…..hard lol…..but important! Speaking from experience here: Always embrace the moment because time doesn’t slow down.
Everywhere you go there are going to be challenges when you are a parent. I have four kids, three boys and one girl and my days are always full of entertainment lol. There are crazy days where I feel like pulling out my hair but there are also days where I am reminded of the gift of Motherhood and Fatherhood. Those two roles are never easy, working or non-working, either way there are challenges along the way that you have to face and overcome. I have done both, worked outside the home and have had the luxury of being home with my kids. I am currently at home with my kids right now and sell Jamberry Nail Wraps and Avon. I also am registered at some freelancing sites as part-time work. I encourage all parents to embrace parenthood with an open-mind. It is a different experience for everyone but extremely rewarding!!! I want this website to be for parents to share with other parents about their ups and downs of parenthood.
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