Sweet Things To Do For Your KidsChildren are many things, but ultimately, they are wonderful, relatively innocent bundles of life and joy. Having kids is regularly cited by adults as the single most life-changing event ever. As a parent, you can see miniature versions of yourself, thereby gaining the sense that if you can provide for your child, you can give a little mini-you all the tips and tricks that, in hindsight, you wish you had when you were young. However, your kids do not care about hindsight and what you have to say. Your kids just want cool stuff and want to take advantage of a life of playtime. As such, here are some ideas for some sweet things you can do for your kids. If your kids' friends are involved, make sure to talk to the friends' parents and see if they are okay with your sweet plans.
- The treehouse. Or, clubhouse if there are no trees handy. A special place for your kids to hang out with their friends will be remembered fondly for years to come. Actually, a rational, self-interested adult should build their kids a treehouse or clubhouse: when you are 80 years old and your social security checks just aren't cutting it, remind your children about the lodging you once unselfishly provided for them. Perhaps they will build you a clubhouse.
- The shooting gallery. All you need for this sweet thing for your kids is some cowboy cutouts, a heavy blanket, a bookshelf, and of course a BB gun. Obviously, this should be for older children or your kids should be supervised while playing (careful to let them play and not hog the gun). All you need to do is set the cowboy cutouts up on the book shelf, and hang the heavy blanket behind the shelf so the BBs do not do any real damage. If you are worried about the psychological effects that shooting paper cowboys can have on your children, do not worry about that too much: the future probably holds many headshots on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5.
- The backyard campout. Who cares if your backyard is only 10 square feet of moss and weeds. Pitch a tent, get out the sleeping bags and take your kids outside for a crazy campground adventure. Bring plenty of snacks and drinks (adult beverages may help you get to sleep) and prepare a few ghost stories--your kids will love it. If your kids are older, let them invite some friends over and let them have some privacy. They will appreciate the freedom (and so will you!).
- Ice cream for breakfast! It sounds disgusting to me, but your kids will positively and worship at your feet (and proceed to run around for the rest of the day on a massive sugar high). If you are feeling extra benevolent (or health conscience), provide resh fruit: blueberries, raspberries, peaches, bananas--you name it. A great day for this treatment is July 4th. Strawberries, blueberries, and vanilla ice cream will give you an opportunity to educate your children on the historical events that allow them to sit inside and eat ice cream all morning.
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