It’s important to step away from the grind of parenting every now and again, and just be one of the kids. Get down on their level and laugh about nonsense, have a dance party to loud music that you and your kids love (cough, Taylor Swift, cough), cook something yummy together and make a huge mess, get dirty at the local park, explore together, or maybe slow down and cuddle on the couch with a good movie. Make sure you dedicate as much effort towards having fun together as you do to teaching, managing and protecting your children.