Sunday, October 18, 2015

How to be a fun parent! :)

Often times, we lose site of being fun and carefree. For most of us with busy lives, hectic schedules and a lot of responsibilities, fun is not always our priority list. But maybe it should be. Now, I know we need to give our kids structure and rules...but maybe there can be times when we can just be goofy and silly! Let loose a little, and allow ourselves and our kids to be a little zany!
 
My son and I love to have silly time! I think I have heard him laugh his hardest from us just being goofy together...and who doesn't love to hear their kid(s) laugh?!? I think it is one of the best sounds in the world! I feel that we bond a lot through these special moments we share. It allows your kids to see you in a whole new light.

 

Here are 5 ways to be silly with your kids! Try a few of them out and see your child's eyes light up when you connect through some whacky, silly, fun!

Take goofy selfies together! Oh my gosh, my son loves this! He will request that we do this from time to time, and it makes us crack up so hard! I am going to share some of these photos we take, and yes, it is slightly embarrassing to share them with you all, however, I think it proves my point of how much fun doing this can be! So, yes, go a head and laugh at them...I won't get mad, I swear!



Make up goofy songs! We love music at my house and while we are doing a task, we will often make up silly songs as we go. For example, while giving my son a bath, I might make up a silly song about washing his hair, washing his armpits, etc...nothing is scripted and you can bet my singing is not in tune...none of that matters! I will sing a few lines and he will laugh at my silliness! Then he'll often chime in and add the next verse. It is a lot of fun!

Have a dance party! We have a few kids CD's that have cute little kids songs on them. One of my favorites is a Yo Gabba Gabba CD, where almost every song has dance moves to go with it. Sadly, my son is out-growing Yo Gabba Gabba, but seriously, for about 4 years he enjoyed doing their silly dances to this CD! Now that he is older, we have a couple other CD's that he still enjoys. And you can even make a dance party out of any song with a good beat; it doesn't strictly need to be a kids CD. So, have fun, dance like a fool, waves your hands in the air, and kick up your heels! ...and hey, you'll burn some calories too! Bonus!



Tickles! Now this is tricky for me...I actually hate being tickled. I just never have liked it. But my son enjoys getting tickled. Ok, fine by me! I'm never one to over do it though...I will tickle a little and stop, usually wrestle a little, then tickle a bit more...my son will laugh so hard! It makes me laugh to hear him laugh so despite not like tickling personally, it's still fun.

Playing a game of tag! I'm sure you have seen your child(ren) play a good ol' fashioned game of tag with other kids, but have YOU ever joined in? It's near impossible to play a game of tag without laughing and smiling! Your children will love to do this with you, I promise!



I hope you enjoyed my list of silliness! I guess I am still a bit of a kid at heart! I think we all need to be! What do you do to have fun silly moments with your kids? Do you do any of the same things that I do with my kiddo? Please share :)

 

24 comments:

  1. So fun!! Awesome to know that you have fun with your son. Kids are great and a blessing and they can actually be FUN to spend time with. Actually having fun with your child is a great way to avoid burnout.

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    1. I completely agree! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. So fun!! Awesome to know that you have fun with your son. Kids are great and a blessing and they can actually be FUN to spend time with. Actually having fun with your child is a great way to avoid burnout.

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  3. I actually love doing all these things with my kids. To add p, we also do sack race with our pillow covers and we do pillow fights often. They absolutely love it!

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    1. ...that does sound super fun! yay! glad to hear you know how to have silly time with your kids! :) You're only a child once! Adulthood is tough, so I want my child to have carefree days while he can still can!!

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  4. That's awesome you have so much fun with your son! Great post :)

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    1. ...thank you! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I fear the day my kids will be too old for the silly fun we get up to now. If I'm honest I do more for me than for them, it's the best way to unwind!

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    1. awesome! I agree, if I'm grumpy, sometimes I'll just do some of our silly stuff and it turns my mood right around! Hard to be grumpy and act silly at the same time ;)

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  6. I've learned to be silly, it used to be my husband's job. You're right I love to hear my kids laugh! Dermot, I don't think they will get too old, not when we demonstrate the humor.

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    1. True, humor and silliness knows no age lol

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  7. Love these! I do many of these things with my boys too. We've also been playing Duck, Duck, Goose and Red light/Green Light, which are a lot of fun. Love the selfies!

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    1. Oh those are great games too! I'll have to remember those! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love playing tag with my son, and it's so funny! We make up songs as well. He really gets a laugh out of that.

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  9. Nathan and I love doing sound effects which he thinks is funny (I have to admitt the fart noise was a little bit funny sounding..guilty!)

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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    1. haha! oh yeah, sound effects are good too! especially with the younger kiddos!

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  10. Being silly is a definite must! My daughter is only 9 months, but being silly is essential in our home. I love your fun selfies : )

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    1. oh how I miss that age!! Enjoy every moment! Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I don't have any kiddo's but I do love a good dance party with my little cousins. I'm pretty sure they'd live your other suggestions too though.

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    1. Hey that is totally cool that you have dance parties with your cousins! Sounds like if you ever were to have kids, you already know how to have fun and have silly time! And even if you don't have your own, most of us have some contact with children (through family or friends), so you can still be goofy with them!

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  12. Great ways to be fun and silly with your kids! I do most of these with my son but I am going to start doing the silly selfie pics. Thanks for the great post! :)

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  13. Thanks for this reminder to spend silly time with your kids. My husband and I have learned that taking funny selfies is a great way to keep the kiddos busy while waiting in lines at amusement parks! And my kids love making up funny songs, and they've gotten quite good at it! :)

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  14. thank you for writing this! i was just telling my husband that i felt like i needed to be a more fun mom and get on the level of my kids.

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