My kids are regular kids. Translation: sometimes they fight. And by sometimes I mean "everyday, at some point/points, every single day, they duke it out." A friend of mine & I were griping about our children's fights, & she said her mom gave her advice when she had her second child. She said, "When things get bad, just add water. Throw them in the tub."
I have found that to be some of the best advice I've gotten (second-hand) as a parent. It really does restart the day. Granted, it might be weird to just throw your kids in the tub in the middle of the day, but when things have gotten really ugly, it's worth it. I'm sure it will change as the kids get older & stop tubbing together, but for now, it's fantastic. It always distracts them from whatever moods they're in & introduces a fresh activity. Life is usually (not always, but usually) a little calmer once they're out.
And on the days it's not calmer, heck, at least I got something checked off the to-do list. You've got to celebrate wins whenever you have them. :)
Here are some of the biggest hits from our tubby time-- the kids LOVE bath fizzies (we've ordered this set), & glow tubbing is also super popular!
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