Tis the season of colds, flus, and hand food and mouth (and all together the mamas cringe). My little dude got it first and shared the love with his sisters, so we spent 2 weeks cooped up in our house. The kids were miserable and antsy to get out of the house, so mama scoured Pinterest and found some things we could do to help survive 2 weeks of hand foot and mouth (and can I just say, thank goodness for Pinterest). I sure hope you and your little ones don’t get it but if you do, have no fear because this blog post is here!
1) I loaded the kids in the car, headed to our favorite dinner location, 800 Degrees, and picked up some Xisco Pops (don’t worry, I kept the kids in the car)! They have some new fall flavors out and the girls loved them (“mmm pumpkin. I love pumpkin, Mom” … straight from the mouth of babes).
2) You guys, this made me think of something my mom would do with me as a kid so this one was special. Out of complete desperation, I was thinking of something (anything) we could make into a party, so we had a tea tasting party and it was a blast! I got out my mom’s fine china, we tasted different types of teas, and ended up talking about my mom and I got to share more about her life. It will be a treasured memory.
3) We tried new snacks. I’m not one to just whip something up (and it turn out) but this did! So let’s talk about it, eh?! I made the most amazing cashew dip and the girls enjoyed dipping their apples in it. I’ll share the recipe in a later post, ok? ok! and you guys, don’t you kindof want to sing “when I dip, you dip, we dip”? No? Just me?
4) We made play dough! Thank you Pinterest. You can check out the recipe we used here.
5) We painted pumpkins. I love this because it’s so simple, yet the kids think it’s the best thing in the world. Quite frankly, I enjoy painting pumpkins more than carving them. Out of all the activities, this one held their interest the most (well, minus any of the food activities).
Here’s to hoping you will never have to use these activities for hand foot and mouth, but instead simply for having some fun and making memories with your kids!