1. First prepare
By now, you should have done your research of different child-friendly events in your neighbourhood. This should include the costs and what will be required of you upon arrival. Refer to your community newspapers, the internet, friends and family on what other parents are planning on going with their little ones.
2. At-home activities
Going out is exciting, more especially for the young ones. For those days when you’ll be cooped up at home, make sure you’re fully armed for the day. This will depend on what your child enjoys. You’ve got the option of organising a movie date with either just the two of you or friends. If that fails, a slumber party is always the way to go. Cute and fluffy outfits, music, and delicious treats should knock them out quite early in the night.
3. Play car wash
For busy mommies who never get the time to wash their cars, this is the perfect activity for you and your child. Have cute sponges and buckets and get them to help you with cleaning your car. Children would do anything for a chance to get wet and dirty, use it to your advantage! (Sadly doesn't apply to you, Capetonians!)
4. Get cooking
Pick out a recipe that you’ll both enjoy and make this as a fun family activity. Do a simple meal like pancakes which won’t take up too much of your time or a complicated one that requires your undivided attention, like baking a whole cake. Allowing the little ones to taste what they prepared will sure make them feel like achievers, so mommy, do the right thing.
5. Go for a picnic
Picnics don’t have to be expensive, if you have the luxury of a backyard at your home, set up a blanket, basket filled with treats and games to keep you entertained. Use this time to bond and catch up with your mini me.