Is your company organizing Christmas party for children? Are you nervous about it? Here are some tips that help me get through any party for children calm and sane:
- Leave your Ego at home. Don’t go there if you want to impress your colleagues. Your child will do the exact opposite of what you would love to portray.↓
For example, Chloe-Sofia would spread a piece of chocolate all over her spotless outfit; throw a tantrum; tell my husband’s colleagues about her kaka, etc.
I keep apologizing for her but I should not. She is just a child, trying to communicate or express herself the best she can. And I am sure most children behave in the same way.
- Forget about high heels. You will need comfortable shoes to be able to keep up with your child when he/she runs around the room. When I see couples with a child that manages to sit through dinner calmy, I always wonder what tranquilizers they use. 🙂
- Have a stack of wet wipes. They will become handy when you need to wipe that chocolate/tomato sauce/ or anything else that is sticky off her face.
- I always have 5 spare nappies in my bag. Even if we go out only for two hours. You never know… When I was a toddler, my mom and I took a train to visit my grandparents. I got sick and by the time we got to our destination, my mom had to use her t-shirt as a nappy. Luckily she had a hoodie with her so she did not have to walk around naked. So, as I said, you never know.
- Expect the unexpected. Everything and anything that was not covered in the points above can happen. My sister took her son to a Christmas party organized by her husband’s work. When Santa Claus arrived he had no gifts for the kids because no one ordered them. My nephew is only two years old and did not realize that something was missing. But the older children did not take it so lightly.
- Try to have fun.
- In the worst case, act as if you do not know them. I do it when Chloe-Sofia throws a tantrum and everyone is looking for that incompetent mother who cannot “manage her child”. 🙂
Do you have some tips yourself? Please, share them in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear how you survive your children’s Christmas party. And don’t forget to link up your latest articles below.