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Playing with your kids is fun, but you know what? Playing is fun when your kids aren’t involved, too. Unfortunately, when your kids aren’t around, you feel compelled to do stuff like laundry or that pesky “cooking dinner” thing. But when your kids are around as a cover, here are the top 10 activities that you actually like as much as your kid does … if not more.
1. Drawing and coloring
It’s the new adult leisure activity. When you were little, your older sister got magenta every time. Now, you do. Because you hide it from your 2-year-old. No judgment.
2. Finger painting
Totally addictive, kind of like getting one of those weird manicures where they coat your hands with clay or whatever. You forget since you haven’t gone to a spa since 2010.
3. Playing with building bricks
When your kid gets distracted, you can really make some awesome LEGO® DUPLO® creations that showcase your artsy and creative spirit. Then she comes back and destroys it. Which you’re supposed to be totally cool with. But you aren’t.
You feel so intelligent and culturally aware. I mean, who doesn’t get “Hamlet” when you act out the “ham” with your pig impression? Your 4-year-old, that’s who.
5. Board games
Get outta the way! Mama’s coming home! I win, I win, I win! I mean, it’s important to be a good sport and never brag. Good game, son.
6. Ball pit
These things are so much fun! You feel weightless, like you’re on the Moon. It’s like you’re a kid again. What do you mean, no adults allowed in here? I pay for this baby gym class! This is a free country! At least let me get my diaper bag before you kick me out.
7. Dance party
This cute videotape-able activity is fun for your kids, but not as much fun as it is for you when you put on the “’90s Hip Hop” Pandora station. Because you can still shake your rump like you did when you were younger. There’s just more rump to shake.
8. Duck duck goose
You never won this as a kid, but now you win it without even trying. Because you’re fast like Flo Jo. And your toddler is two-feet tall. Another round, anyone?
9. Mommy-and-me swim class
An 85-degree pool is luxurious. If they had heated pools like this when you were in high school, maybe you actually would have kept up with swim team. It’s kind of like a Jacuzzi for people who want to dance around with toddlers singing “Pop Goes The Weasel” and blowing bubbles.
10. Modeling clay
This stuff is addictive. Check it out — it’s an elephant! No, look. What do you mean, Mommy is bad at this? THIS IS A TRUNK.
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