There are variations of “who” plays along. You decide. Maybe it’s just for you or you and one child or all the kids.
Stay in your jammies. Make pudding for breakfast. Watch a movie. Play Monopoly. Bake brownies. Do anything you can to avoid anything that’s typical.
This should be a planned event in order to get the most bang for your buck. Get the movies, the ingredients you need for the goodies and any other supplies.
Tell the teacher your child will be out for the day for a “family matter”. Avoid lying; that’s bad for the parenting biz. This kind of play day is much easier to pull off in elementary school than any other time, but you can plan other “escape” days with your middle and high schoolers.
This can be a lesson in learning how to balance work and play. It also provides for a stress release in your relationship. It’s healthy to have fun and get off the hamster wheel.
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