5 Ways to Out-Kid Your Kid

A few months ago I had a revelation. It was profound. And deep. And multi-layered.

It was that my kids were having more fun than I was.

Sure, it could be because they don’t have to pay the mortgage or deal with co-payments and endless school forms, but I suspect it’s something else.

They’re just better at having fun.

They skip when they walk. They make jokes all day long. They seek out laughter and fun.

So I decided to turn the tables on them and be a kid again. Sort of Freaky Friday without having to go to school again.

Click through for some fun ideas of how to out-kid your kid!


  • Make fun sound effects! 1 of 5
    Make fun sound effects!
  • Kid in the bathroom? No problem! 2 of 5
    Kid in the bathroom? No problem!
    As we learned from our children, when someone is in the bathroom, shower or any other room that screams PRIVACY! , that is the best time to initiate a conversation! Stand by the door and alternate the following phrases. "What are you doing?" "I'm bored!" "Can I come in?" "I'm bored!" "I need you!" "I'm bored!"
    Photo Credit: iStock Photo
  • Potty humor is always hysterical 3 of 5
    Potty humor is always hysterical
    Do you need to go to the store to buy more shamPOO? Don't miss any and all opportunities to work some LOLs into your shopping list!
    Photo Credit: iStockPhotoi
  • Ask existential questions 4 of 5
    Ask existential questions
    Something along the lines of "hey, remember when you were in utero? How come it took you so long to come out? You were like six days late, which is very rude."
    Photo Credit: Wiki
  • Read me a story! 5 of 5
    Read me a story!
    Look, you put in your time with Good Night Moon, so the kid really owes you one. Grab a copy of your favorite magazine and insist that he read those fairy tales over and over again.
    Get it from Amazon $5.99 a month

Photo source: iStockPhoto

For more of Marinka, visit her personal blog Motherhood in NYC and The Mouthy Housewives, where she doles out advice as though it were candy. Mmm … candy. Also, follow her on Twitter, where she never refers to herself in the third person, but does have a potty mouth. Sorry!

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