Learn how to survive a holiday party with small children with the tips below!
Since having my children, attending any sort of family gathering or party has become quite a challenge. As I’m sure you already know if you have ever had small children yourself, it seems to take hours to even get out of the house to go anywhere. A toddler who refuses to have her diaper changed or to get her clothes on, a baby with a blowout right before it’s time to leave, missing socks and shoes, all make me want to go crazy, before we even leave for the party!
When we finally do arrive at our destination, things don’t really calm down much. Between lugging in all of the kids’ toys, diapers, wipes, food, etc., and constantly chasing them around, making sure they don’t eat or touch things they aren’t supposed to, it can be hard to relax and enjoy yourself.
With that being said, there are a few things you can do that will help you survive a holiday party with small children. Below are some things that I intend to do while attending a couple of holiday parties this coming weekend.
- Wear Comfortable Clothes – You may have dreams of dressing up in your best holiday dress for that holiday party you have to go to, but let’s face it, that’s just not realistic. Your kids will most likely be climbing all over you the whole time, wiping food on you, etc., and you’ll be sitting with them on the floor, bending over to pick things up off the floor. You won’t want to be wearing your finest dress for these tasks. A comfortable pair of dress pants and a nice, but comfortable top, is the way to go.
- Wear Comfortable Shoes – High heels were not made for chasing kids around at holiday parties. Skip the fancy shoes, and opt for something more comfortable, and easier to run around in. Your feet will thank you for it!
- Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – If your child spills his or her food or drink on the floor, don’t make a big deal out of it. Just clean up the mess and move on. If they start to act out or throw a tantrum, take them to a quiet area until they have calmed down. Try not to have expectations from your children that are too high. They are just children, after all! Go with the flow as best as you can, and try to enjoy yourself.
- Bring a Dish You Don’t Mind Leaving – If you’re attending a pot-luck style holiday party, bring your food in a disposable dish that you don’t mind leaving at the party. Chances are, your kids will get tired, want to go home, and start getting really fussy, fast. The last thing you want to have to do while your kids are acting out is worry about taking care of any food that’s left in the dish you brought, or washing it. Bring something disposable that you can just leave at the party, so you can leave right when you need to.
- Invest in Poise Impressa Bladder Supports – Thirty-five million women experience stress urinary incontinence, a common type of bladder leakage, which can be triggered by coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting or even exercise. For me, chasing my children around is often a trigger for bladder leakage, and that’s the last thing I want to worry about while I’m at a holiday party with friends and family.
I am really excited to use Poise Impressa Bladder Supports this coming weekend. In the past, I have always been very stressed out at holiday parties, worrying about whether or not I’ll be able to “hold it”. It’s such an embarrassing problem to have, even though so many other woman experience it too. When I’m in a room full of people, bladder leakage is one thing I really just don’t want to have to even think about.
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