Self Care Sunday: Drawing and painting pumpkins with kids using homemade puff paint (flour + shaving cream + white glue + food color). Once we finished painting our pumpkins, I microwaved them for about 40 seconds each and they really enjoyed watching the paint puff up.
I have learned over the years that getting some down time for myself does not necessarily have to exclude my kids. If I choose simple, kid-friendly, creative projects that both my kids and I can enjoy working on together, then that also counts as down time for me. I feel reenergized and refreshed afterwards. And the kids love the 1:1 time with me. A win-win for everyone.