Written by monthly contributor, Kristen from Celebrate Every Day with Me.
Picture This: Daddy leaves work after a long, exhausting day. Things have been a bit stressful and he is in need of some fun. And you and the kids are about to deliver!
He knows something is up because he found this waiting for him.
The kids giggle around the corner of your house. They are anxiously awaiting for his car to pull in the driveway. As they see him approach, the excitement builds. They can hardly contain themselves! And as Daddy steps out of his car . . . WHACK . . . SPLASH!
I love welcoming my husband home in a fun and light-hearted way. There was the Ultimate Marshmallow Fight and the Water Gun Attack. Taking a creative approach to Dad’s arrival is fun for the whole family and often just what my husband needs after a tough day at work.
What You’ll Need:
* A Bullseye Shirt: We made ours with fabric paint, but a fabric marker will work just as well.
* Some clothes for Dad that can get wet. (I sent the shirt and shorts for my husband, but forgot to send non-dress shoes. Not to mention, the temperature dropped and it started raining. So when he pulled in and I had to run shoes and pants out to him. Talk about patient kids!)
* The best collection of water balloons ever!
My kids are young, but I can definitely see a day when I prepare a secret stash for Daddy to return fire. Oh the fun we’ll have!
. . . Just a word to the wise about cameras:
Kristen of Celebrate Every Day With Me is a fun-loving mom to two kids who keep her busy and laughing. Add her great husband and the Lord to the mix and her life is one fantastic (and sometimes crazy) adventure. She is a former youth leader, professional wedding and event planner and has a degree in Christian Thought/Christian Ministry. She loves long lists, diet soda and playing jokes on her husband.Kristen is the author of Teach Me To Serve: 99 Ways Preschoolers Can Learn To Serve & Bless Others. On her blog, you’ll find fun ideas for children’s activities, creating memorable moments and party planning.