This is scary and weird for us as parents, for our communities, and our kids. As we move into this unsettling moment in time, the biggest gift we can give ourselves is grace and intentional moments of joy. This is a time to be gentle with ourselves, a time to nurture, and a time to grow. Not every moment is going to go as you planned, kids will meltdown and time outs will happen. You are going to get tired. You are going to run out of magic (not permanently though).
In those times where you need someone to tell you where to find your joy, we are here to help. Below are some suggestions for things you can do with your family. Be kind to yourselves out there.
Use your imaginations! Can you have a journey into space or a problem-solving mission? Should you build a pillow fort? An obstacle course outside? We think, yes.
HAVE A DANCE PARTY
Teach your kids about your favorite music and have a dance party. Many artists are doing live performances to dance to. DJ Nice hosted a great party this weekend. We imagine there is more of that coming.