With the kids back at school and life generally just being a bit busy things can get a bit meh round here sometimes. I know this because I’ve already dealt with two meltdowns before 7am this morning. It can be hard if your kids are in a bad mood or just if you’re all a bit knackered so today I’m sharing five simple tips for reconnecting with your kids. Because time spent with your kids is precious I’m also sharing a great giveaway for a voucher for JORD Wood Watches so make sure you enter that too!
Play football – I am never going to be a mum standing in the cold at the side of the football field (sorry kids) but I love playing football with my kids. none of us are awesome at it but we have lots of celebration dances for goal scoring and it’s totally ok to pick up the ball sometimes with us too. We often take a ball down to the beach when the kids are in a mood and it always helps lift them up.
Wear a watch – I a terrible for checking my phone all the time so wearing a watch means I can check the time without being tempted to have a peek at my emails or Facebook, helping me to spend more time concentrating on my kids and just enjoying being around them. I was asked if I’d like to review a watch from JORD watches and I absolutely adore it! After years of not wearing a watch their beautiful wooden watches feel really light to wear and the swarovski crystals in my Cora zebrawood and rose watch have been making me feel dressed up on the school run even when I’ve only had five minutes to get myself together.
The pink watch face felt like quite a strong colour for me but I love the dusty tone of it, it reminds me of the hydrangeas in our garden and the colour the sky turns when the sun sets sometimes. My daughter has been trying to steal it from me but I’m not letting her!
Have a tickle party – tickling each other is such a silly,joy filled, close up way to connect with your kids. It’s very hard to be in a mood when you are being tickled.
Have a special sign – me and my kids have a special sign that we do at each other, kind of like a secret handshake I guess. We give each other the sign when we’re saying good bye at school or when we need cheering up a bit or to remind each other that we love each other and we’re a little team. Works every time!
Don’t let them leave a cuddle – I have a game I play with the kids where I cuddle them and tell them that they can never leave the cuddle or that they can only leave it when they are 42. As well as an excuse for a hug my kids find it hilarious to try and convince me that they are grown ups and it’s fun to test them on what they are doing as adults, I always ask about what job they do, if they are married and if they have kids (loads apparently!)
JORD Wood Watches Giveaway
JORD have very kindly offered to give one reader a $75 voucher to spend on their watches and everyone who enters will also receive a $20 voucher for their store. They ship to the UK and the US which is great! To enter click here to go to their site and fill out their form.
Wood Wrist Watch
This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches