If you are like many moms you are either finalizing this weekends fun or maybe even searching for last minute costume ideas. No matter the case FlyLady.net offers some Fall Fun/Halloween rules for us grown ups this weekend.
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Halloween/Fall Fun Rules for Grown-Ups from flylady.net
For those of you that will be attending fall festivals, trick or treating, halloween parties, trunk or treating or anything else we can call this weekend I want to address a few rules for Moms & Dads, Grandmoms, Grandads, aunts, uncles and anyone else that might be participating with children for the afore mentioned events.
1. It will be hard, it will be long, accept it, know it, embrace it.
2. Have fun, you will never get these days back, there are no do-overs.
3. Have Patience, your kids will not even be able to contain themselves they are going to be so exited. They will be bouncing off the walls, will want to wear their costumes at 9 in the morning, will wake up like it is Christmas morning. It may not be a big deal for some of you but it is a huge deal to them. (See number 2)
4. Don’t over-schedule! Be realistic as to what can really be accomplished. Don’t try running errands with kids that are so stoked to go out and celebrate. Reschedule things that can be rescheduled so you all can have fun together! (See number 2)
5. Be prepared – have a game plan as to what is going to happen. Where are you going, what time, who with for how long. Once you know, explain it to your kids AHEAD of time, do not expect them to just agree with you and leave quietly. It will not happen. (See number 1)
6. Be the fun one – let’s say that you want to leave or stop trick or treating at 9:00 pm, tell your kids 8:30. Then when they ask (beg) for a few minutes more say YES! They will never know what time you really wanted to leave and you get fun, cool adult status for the night! (See number 2)
7. Do not Procrastinate – if you need supplies get them as soon as possible! Don’t be the one in line with your kid half way dressed on the way because you needed to get the last few things. It will make your kids crazy and in turn make you crazy. Right now make a list of anything you need to do. Review the list. Delegate what you can if you can and make a game plan. (See number 1) (PS – don’t forget the flashlight and check the batteries!)