When you have friends with kids, your life becomes a little more chaotic because you live vicariously, whether you want to or not, through your loved ones. This means you need to take their children into account when you remodel and design your home, especially if those friends hang around your house like family.
This may seem absurd but take it into consideration with three reasons why you should be attentive to what loved ones’ kids might like when you design your home.
Kids Hate Sitting Around Doing Nothing While Their Parents Chit-Chat
When you were a kid, didn’t you hate how you had to stand around when your mom or dad bumped into someone they knew at the grocery store? Or, how you were expected to sit patiently and quietly when your parents got a phone call in the same room? Ugh—boring to the extreme!
Kids are innately curious, wild, and rambunctious. They have lots of energy, so sitting around while their parents chat is torturous to their play-all-the-time moods. Keeping toys and games around just for them is considerate and gives them an energy outlet while their parents relax with you.
Parents Will Appreciate the Thought and Time to Relax
Parents are perpetually exhausted. Every single day is a new discovery in the art of being tired, worn out, and blah—regardless of how exciting and amazing their children are. When you include the kids in your home design, they have their own space to play. Plus, thinking of others’ children in your home décor feels very welcoming to those kiddos and their parents. Hence, you get to see your friends more often.
Entertained Kids are Often Happier and Well-Behaved
The best-behaved youngsters are those that are well-entertained with toys, books, and games. Most children can play independently if they have ways to entertain their imaginations, i.e. building blocks, dolls, or board games. Sure, multiple kiddos might get into a few disputes about sharing toys, but those usually, easily dissipate in seconds.
Side note: For summertime fun for little ones, snag a classic swing set with a slide and climbing bars. With playgrounds and lots of outdoor play, your home could mimic an eco friendly daycare for loved ones’ youngsters.