What you can do will depend on your kids ages, dispositions, etc. but here are a few ideas..,
1. Mark it and circle it in red on all family calendars.
2. Talk about it at dinner. Talk about it in the car. Prep children [and spouses!] with lots of info!
3. Give them ACHIEVable ideas [ex: Don't expect 24 hours of calm... ask for an hour in the afternoon]
4. Make a list of wishes they could choose from.... include free stuff like backrubs, bubble bath, etc.
5. Stock up on things they need to make it easier for you [paper plates, individual boxes of breakfast cereal, cake mix & prepared frosting, whatever] Maybe even rent a video that will keep them happily occupied for that hour of peace you want, while you curl up with a good book or the latest gossip mag.
Last but not least... While we are at it....start planning now for your next birthday.... teach your children to make a dinner meal that you would enjoy on your birthday. Teach them how to make a breakfast in bed tray, and the breakfast to go on it!
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