by Jessica Pigza
This post sponsored by Walmart’s Deals for Days
Show of hands, who’s done with their holiday shopping? Who’s almost done? Who hasn’t even started yet? Usually, I’m pretty on it. I have my list and I know what I’m getting but this year I’m in a rut trying to find the perfect gifts. It could be that my kids are getting older and the traditional kid toys just don’t cut it anymore. That’s when I had the idea that I wanted to give our family what I call a Lazy Day (or maybe a few). The time between Christmas and the New Year when work has slowed and the kids are off school. It’s time to reconnect now that we’re back to our crazy life.
As a mom, I always feel like I should be doing something, dishes, laundry, cleaning, something that feels productive. Well if I’ve learned anything recently, taking the time to stop, be present, and spend time with my family doing nothing is just as good for me as it is for them. Now that doesn’t mean our lazy day won’t include some fun. I don’t want to break the bank but I also hate waiting for Black Friday however with Walmart’s Deals for Days, I don’t have to! I can have access to great deals online now and they run until November 28th. But I don’t want to wait as quantities are limited so let’s get shopping!
No lazy day is complete without pajamas, right? I don’t treat myself to new pajamas very often, well ever, if I’m being honest so this category is more for me although I’m finding lots of cute pajamas for the family. Nothing says a fun lazy day like being in pajamas. I know this doesn’t fit the ‘GYPO getting dressed every day,’ but I have a feeling Alison would approve of this especially since the pajamas are leopard.
Step two of this lazy day gift involves a little entertainment. We love to play games, be it board games, puzzles, or even video games. My kids currently play my SEGA from the 1990s so I thought it might be fun to surprise the kids with a gaming system that’s a bit more recent. I decided to go with the Nintendo Switch because not only can they play it as a handheld system, but we can hook it up to the TV for everyone to enjoy! Plus they have some fun interactive games, our favorites are the driving ones and my kids love to dance!
The last step in my lazy day gift is food. I have yet to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon but with this Black Friday sale, I think it’s time. I don’t want to worry about spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking so I think this is the way to go. There are so many great recipes online that I’m sure to find something the whole family will love and the best part is that it will be done in an instant leaving more time for family.