Getting the kids to have fun means being an example of fun. So lately we’ve been doing more games and songs. I’ve been doing a lot of Ring around the Rosie with the kids. We’ve even taken it outside to do with the neighbors and as silly as I feel doing it with other moms, I see the smile on the kids’ faces and know that it is worth it. Tonight when I did it I sat down on the wet grass and it was still worth it!
I love to encourage my kids to be silly and when they see me being silly it’s easier for them to be silly. Growing up my dad was always the silly one. He would always try to lighten the mood when I was being shuffled between parents. My parents were divorced by the time I turned 4 and it’s not an easy thing to grow up with split time.
I hope to always be able to inspire fun, laughter and smiles in my children. It would be great if I inspired other mother’s to be silly to. It’s good to put the guard down and just be silly with the kids.