Well we found out we had a bag full of Christmas Pom-Poms and the kids were bored. What do you think happened?
We had a race to put as many pom-poms into a jar as possible! But that wasn’t why it was fun. It was fun because they couldn’t use their bare hands!
- Each child had his own jar.
- Our 5-year-old and 7-year-old practised their chopstick skills
- Our 3-year-old used our kitchen tongs
Oh they had GREAT FUN.
Variations in the game that you can introduce to your children:
- Ask them to sort pom-poms into different jars by colours (suitable for 4 years old and below)
My husband’s colleague gave me what could have been the best gift I received this year. She gave me my very first eye-mask! I fell in love with it the first time I tried it. The pressure on my eyes when it’s closed – it’s just heavenly and relaxing. She gave me the type that has an insert that could be cooled in the fridge. Super duper love it!
What could beat a place to lie down and stretch your back? Personally I do not like to lie on the bed unless it’s bedtime. So a recliner is the perfect choice. We all deserve this y’all. Now lean back and stretch your legs!
A good playlist
Music soothes, music enlivens. Have yourself a ready playlist for different times of the day. Doing mundane housework like mopping and washing dishes? Listen to your favourite songs. At the end of the day after all the kids have gone to bed? Listen to another list of your favourite songs. Add some mood and rhythm into your life!
These are my top 3 must-have items to help me recharge and be available for myself and my family the next day. What are your go-to self-care routine? Share your secrets in the comments!