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As much as it helps me to have a basic rhythm and routine to my days, I think one of the ways to make meaningful memories is to be spontaneous.
Spontaneity can be just what a mundane day needs to become more than mundane (see what I did there?) I find that doing something spontaneous always helps turn a tough day around.
As Jamie at Steady Mom wrote, “We crave freedom and the ability to be spontaneous–we need that to feel alive and to enjoy our days with our kids.”
How to be spontaneous? Basically, do anything (fun) outside of your regularly scheduled activities. It doesn’t have to be anything huge. It can be as simple as dropping what you’re doing and taking the kids out to do something fun. Or throwing out the meal plan for the night and going out.
Here’s a few ideas for spontaneous fun with your kids:
- Pajama Run
- Have a Yes Day
- Follow your kids’ lead (they have all kinds of spontaneous ideas)
- Eat dessert first!
- Draw an idea out of a hat: put several fun activity ideas in a hat or bowl or whatever you have, and let your child draw an idea out of the hat and then that’s what you do.
For me, I struggle with being spontaneous. I’m more of a planner. But when we do stop what we’re doing and have some spontaneous fun, it always makes for some memorable moments.
Any ideas for me? What’s something spontaneous you like to do with (or without) your kids?