Bath times can be either stressful or calm. Either way bathtime can be very repetitive.
Here are a few fun ideas to keep your little ones entertained in the tub. I promise they are super easy, easy to clean and cheap
- Shaving foam paint… Shaving foam and food colouring.
- Colour themed bath… do you have lots of yellow ducks floating about? Why not change the bath water to yellow, add some rubber ducks and a few yellow balloons.
- Disco bath… Glo sticks and bubbles
- Read a story… why not read a story whilst in the bath a great one my two love is “Going on a bear hunt” beware through the floor does get a bit wet!
- Music… play some music outside the bathroom, calming music works well as it calms your little ones down…. hopefully!
- Add ice to the bath…
- Why not buy some glow in the dark shapes and Bluetax them on to the tiles for a space, insect, dinosaur or princess theme.
You can buy glo sticks and glow in the dark shapes from eBay or Amazon for super cheap!
Bell has had her first week at preschool, by week I mean she attends three days a week until 1pm.
Monday morning she was so excited helped pack her packed lunch bag, and kept saying “I am going to Preschool”. She got dressed with a bit of help and let me put her hair in a bunch, she even wore Bear’s old preschool jumper it swamped her!
Bell went in without any tears and played happily, the preschool even sent a text letting me know she was okay, which was lovely.
All afternoon Bell was asking to go back to see Hearn the dog and to play with her friends.
Tuesday was fine too, but Wednesday! Bell was fine got ready as usual, helped pack her packed lunch, walked to preschool fine but nope I went to leave and she cried and screamed and screamed. She will be fine, the ladies said they were of to play in the garden and she was having cuddle’s with Bears old keyworker when I left….
The fun of parenting, I am sure they do the tears to make you feel guilty for leaving them, but I promise and I know from experience working in nursery’s that they will be fine after a few minutes.
Bell was fine when I picked her up!
We Popped to our local hobbycraft to buy some icing for Bells birthday cake I am going to be making next week. Whilst we were there Bear found some Paint your own money boxes.
They started at £3 and the max price was around £10. We brought the £4 money pots. There were lots of different characters to choose from and there was even a Santa Cluas too!
What do you get for the price, you get a little or big crematic figuring money box (Obviously depending how much you are paying) 6 mini size paints and a paint brush.
The children spent a good 20 minutes painting their Duck and Dinosaur they choose.
I personally didn’t think the paint would last for the whole of the figuring as Bell and Bear seem to use lots of paint but it did annd there was still a little bit left over too.
They have turned out really nice and are now sitting on the side in the kitchen so they don’t get broken.
Out of ten
Bear was 10/10
When you become a parent Wether your a mum or dad. It really is important to have time together or even separate.
Being a full time mum or dad (let’s face it ladies there are a few fantastic daddies who are stay at home dad’s!) We need our down time!
Since Bear was born in was very much trying to get him into a 7pm-7am night time routine. It did work for a while. But then he got to the terrible sleeping phase but more on that in the future.
Anyway to create some me time or more importantly how to get some “Me” time.
Here are my top tips for getting some me time.
1- let a relative have them over night… (my cousin is gem, she has Bear every few months now, for a night so we just have Bell)
2- Go to a keep fit class, yep this is one time I actually get where I am not having knocks on the bathroom door asking how long I will be as Bear or Bell wants me and not Daddy…
3- Find a good book and lock yourself in the bathroom with some candles and a glass of wine or if you don’t drink some orange juice.
4- Take up a hobby. I am really into Knitting, but more on that later.
5- Meet friends for a Meal or go to the cinema. Come on who doesn’t want to sit child free in the cinema and not share your sweets and popcorn?
I only really have 5 chill outs for me time what are yours?
Please please do not get me wrong but I can not stand children’s art work stuck to the fridge, cupboard doors or the wall. I know it sounds strange I am a mum of two after all, but I think children’s art work should be displayed nicely after all they have put their hard work into their creations.
I’m sure they wouldn’t mind where it’s displayed but as parents we should be showing pride in our children’s work especially when it comes to displaying, plus it lasts longer if displayed in a nice frame.
There are a few apps about now where you can take a photo of your child’s work and store then in a year or so create a beautiful photo book for them to cherish.
I will be doing this as of September, just researching the different apps and trying to find the best one for my family as after all it will need to store two children’s work!
At the moment we have brought some frames from Tesco and Sainsburys. They cost £4-5 which to me is a bargin.
They also look really nice on the wall too and make the children feel like mini artists.
We also love canvas painting, we have to use acrylic paint for them to last, but it is worth it. We do a canvas painting once a year and it’s amazing how their painting skills develop.
We also try and do one as a family too but we have unfortunately only managed it once in 2014!