Blah days. Every parent has them. They can come when the weather has been gray and nasty for days. Or a blah day can come unannounced for no reason whatsoever or because you ate dairy when you shouldn’t have.
But like I said, every parent has ‘em. And when those blah days hit, you need to find a way to entertain your kids so they don’t pick up on the fact that well, Mommy (or Daddy) is a bit out of sorts today.
Because it’s really hard to explain blah days, when you feel too low on energy to do much of anything at all.
In fact, the best remedy for blah days is to hang around on the sofa with a kid or maybe a puppy, some popcorn, and some cute videos to watch. The kid or puppy will provide the endorphins you need to pull out of it, and the videos will entertain you and your child without you needing to do much more than press the play button. The popcorn will help wake up your brain because of all the crunching and chewing (it sounds right anyway—some scientist will say this sooner or later).
As for what KIND of video clips to watch, now that’s easy. We’ve featured Kid Snippets before on the blog and thought we’d trot out some new clips just for you and your child, for those special blah days when all you want to do is veg out on the couch.
In case you don’t remember, the Kid Snippets team takes scripts written by children, based on common child play scenarios and works them up into video clips. Adults act the parts, their mouths and expressions perfectly in synch with the scripts as read by the child authors.
These clips take us back to childhood play, which is why they so deliciously manage to pull you up and out of a blah day. And even if nostalgia fails to work its magic on you, at least your kids will have had a good time.
My Teacher is an Alien
Mean School Nurse
Blah days suck. You know it and so do we. But we hope we gave you a laugh or two and that you are now on the road to better times. And oh, hey, pass the popcorn, willya?