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Awesome Things You Can Do When You Have Kids

Children are truly a blessing. As a mother of three wonderful little girls I can really confirm that this is true. Sometimes when I look at my girls I wish I was a child again. Their ability to find magic everywhere, their innocent smiles and the way they grasp the universe that surrounds them just amazes me. They enable me to feel childish again; to relive the most memorable moments of my childhood...in a way, they are a portal to my own juvenility. So use this to your advantage and read on to find out about all the things you can do, that would perhaps look a bit off if you did not have children!
Desperate Housewife
Ever since I was a child I always imagined myself with a fancy apron and a chef’s hat making a ton of different meals, sweets and treats, all covered in flour and chocolate. Well now with my three little angels I have an excuse to spend the whole day in the kitchen making various foods and desserts. It is actually a great learning process as I always involve them in the preparation so we reenact some famous kitchen shows. The best part? All the candy you can eat with a legitimate excuse!
Toys
I am really not sure who is more excited when shopping for new toys! When I was growing up my parents were not in the best position to provide me with all the toys I have wanted. I am lucky to say that now I can rejoice together with my girls and spend countless hours building Lego blocks and playing with Barbie dolls. In a way I love the feeling of just spending time with my daughters, but also cherish those moments as I feel like their friend and not their mother even just for a while.
Cartoons
Disney movies have always been my guilty pleasure, so I always watch them with my kids. Sometimes it seems that no matter how much we watch them, we can never get enough of them. The classics like Dumbo, the little mermaid, the jungle book and the lion king always find a place on the repertoire. Also I really enjoy the new Disney movies and I have always pestered my husband and my friends to go to the movie theater with me, but I thing they were too embarrassed. Now I have the perfect excuse to go with my three little musketeers.
Sing Away
As a teenager I was a huge fan of NKOTB, I have made newspaper collages, put up posters on my walls, well everything one teenager does when they have a boy band obsession. Now my girls listen to One Direction and not one day can pass without the house just blaring from the sound of their music. So naturally I have learned almost all of their songs and when we are driving in the car I blast One Direction and my husband, my girls and I sing out loud. Nobody gives us weird looks and I think they actually think it is really cute.

Jump Around
When I was a kid there were not many child centers or entertaining kids clubs we could visit. Nowadays there are all kinds of venues for kids with all sorts of amusing content which I can enjoy together with my kids. For instance, at least two times a week we hire jumping castle for adults and kids and revel in it together as a family. These moments bring out the child in me and are also quite a good exercise, which I desperately need after all those cookies and sweets!
Avoiding Responsibilities
Sometimes you just need a break from your regular life. All parents know what I am talking about. Fortunately, since I had my children I have a perfect excuse to bail out from my plans and just stay home and do absolutely nothing. My children provide me a free pass whenever I wish to spend a quiet day at home with them and not participate in my daily routines.
Most people believe that children should learn from their parents. My observation is that it is a mutual procedure. There are a lot of things you could learn from your kids, if you just allow them to guide you in their world of innocence and magic.
About author:
Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She loves cooking, baking, sewing, spending quality time with her daughters and she’s passionate for writing. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

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