There are many things I love about being a mom. So many, I don’t think I could name them. But, there are many things that are challenging as well. Lately I have been on Pinterest and have started feeling overwhelmed at all the GREAT ideas I’ve seen. There are so many ideas that I would love to do, and I do a great job of convincing myself that in order to be “Supermom”, I need to do them all! So I start making plans, and then realize that in MY reality, it just isn’t happening. I sometimes find myself feeling a bit discouraged that I can’t do it all. And sometimes I even fall into the mode of comparing myself with all the “perfect moms” out there. I know someone out there can relate!
Here are the games we did, but feel free to tweak it for your own family:
POPCORN MOUTH TOSS: Two players stand a certain distance apart from each other and take turns throwing popcorn into each other’s mouths. Take 1 step back after each successful toss. The team that gets the furthest without dropping any popcorn on the ground wins.
POPCORN TOOTHPICK SWAP: Place popcorn in a bowl. Place an empty bowl about 12″ away. Each player has 1 minute to move the popcorn to the empty bowl, ONE piece at a time, using two toothpicks. Player with the most pieces wins.
POPCORN CUP DROP: Stand on a chair and drop pieces of popcorn into a cup on the ground. Try to get as many pieces as possible into the target. Player with the most pieces in the cup wins.
POPCORN TOSS UP: Each player has one minute to toss popcorn into the air and catch it with their mouth, one piece at a time. The person who catches the most pieces wins.
POPCORN DISTANCE THROW: Throw a piece of popcorn as far as you can. Farthest throw wins. This was one of our favorites! You’ll be surprised how hard it is to throw a piece of popcorn very far!
POPCORN CUP CATCH: Give each player a cup or bowl. Toss each player twenty pieces of popcorn one piece at a time and see how many they can catch. Player who catches the most wins.
Don’t have time for a full-blown Popcorn Olympics? Just choose one of the competitions and do just one. Adjust it to what works. Most important…HAVE FUN! Remember that what you can give is enough. You already are Supermom…you just need to remind yourself.