Recently, I took my daughter Brie with me for our first mommy-daughter pedicures. She sat so patiently in my lap for 1 hour while she watched the technician perform my pedicure. She kept asking, “When my turn?”. Unfortunately, when it was her turn, all they did was cut and paint her toenails and she cried softly the whole time because they didn’t do all the same fun stuff they did for mommy. I would have gladly paid for the extra services, but the salon refused to do it for her because of her age. So I promised her I would do her very own special pedicure at home. Also my son got very excited when we talked about it so he wanted to participate as well. It was a super fun and easy activity I highly recommend you try!
1. Set the scene:Set up comfortable chairs and buckets or bowels of warm water the right size for tiny feet.
2. Prepare the pallet:Choose and gather the products you will use to perform the pedicure. I recommend using things you have around the house (the kids don’t know the difference anyway.) I made a plate with clippers, face cleansing mud pack, scented body lotion and pieces from a tub fizzie.
3. Call the children forth
4. Put the fizzies (or other fun stuff) in the water and let them soak
5. Perform the pedicure in a few steps (trim nails, cleanse, massage, rinse, and paint)
Recently I saw a post from another blogger with this cute activity and decided to let our kids try it as well. They loved it! All you need is painter’s tape, crepe paper and a hallway.
Using long strips of crepe paper, stretch them across the hallway at various angles and heights and attach the ends to the walls with painter’s tape. Keep in mind the size of your kids, because they might be lower to the ground than you are! In fact, the first time our kids went through the laser beam course, they pretty much just ran underneath it.
So then we went to laser beams LEVEL 2!
Parenting: If you children can survive an apocalypse and/or rob the Federal Reserve, you are doing it right!
This is a cute idea from my son’s school. They recently made picture collages. The children painted a canvas in whatever color they chose. They also chose various items and pictures for the collage. Then the teacher covered it in Modge Podge (I believe). Cute huh?
Also they put a printed listing on the back of the canvas to show everything he included in his collage.
One night a few weeks ago, we were bored and I couldn’t think of anything interesting for the kids to do. I walked into my bedroom and got an idea. Build a fort! And the kids loved it! I sent my husband along with the kids on an “errand” to get them out of the house. While they were gone, I made this surprise for them.
Step 1:Find an unsuspecting four-poster bed to overpower.
Step 2:Gather all the sheets you have in your house and start attaching them to the posts.