*This post is sponsored by Collective Bias , to get you having some fun with your kids!
Sometimes you just have to let your kids play. And when I mean play, I mean just GO. Whatever they want, running, playing; Rules, no rules! Just whatever their little hearts desire. So over the weekend I decided we would play a toddler version of “night games” inside the house. I told them we were going to clean so we wouldn’t stub our toes on anything, and The Little Man replied with “It’s ok mom, I’ll just look out for it and step over the toys”. I hadn’t told him what we were playing so I had to really convince him that it would be worth spending the time to clean.
While they were in their last few minutes of cleaning, I ran around the house closing all the blinds (ya see, it was only 8 pm, so it wasn’t actually dark enough for night games!) and turning off lights. I then grabbed our newly bought Energizer bright Headlights (see more about our shopping trip to get them here) and snuck them into the living room.
Once everything was cleaned up, I made them both close their eyes and I turned the headlights on, and placed them on their head while turning off the last lamp. They opened their eyes to nothing but the glow of one another’s light. I doubt that I needed to do anything after that, because Baby Girl Barker immediately ran to the radio, turned it on and started having a “dance party” by herself, while The Little Man ran to the bathroom to check it out in the mirror.
After their Dance party, we then played a kazillion games of hide and go seek. The “hiders” would turn off their light, and the seeker would count and then hunt out the hiders with their headlight! Oh, did I mention we played this a kazillion times? I didn’t even need to do my nightly squats after all the crouching I did while hiding with Baby Girl.
I remember staying up so late during the Summer months playing sardines, kick the can, and steal the flag in the cul-de-sac behind our house. So glad that I can be starting these fun memories with my kids already at such a young age.
What night game is YOUR favorite?