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Any ideas how to cheer up a 6 year old?

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
My OH moved out yesterday and left me with the kids. My eldest is 6 and from a previous relationship. My other 2 are 23 months and 6 months - all girls. He turned up this morning and took our 23 month old away with him to visit his family for a while but it has left my 6 year old totally devastated as we had loads of plans for easter weekend which wont be the same if she cant do them with her little sister. She was in tears for ages before i finally got her to school and i want to try and do something special to cheer her up seeing as its just us for easter now. Any ideas?
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
what area are you in?
1 Like #2
give them some red bull.
#3
Small island off the Scottish mainland
1 Like #4
Get stuff to make easter bonnets/cards

Art and crafts are good for taking kids minds off things, plus she can make one for her sister for when she gets back (of making bonnets they can have a 'fashion show' and parade them)
#5
t0mm
give them some red bull.



:?She is hyper enough without red bull!
1 Like #6
tell them i will pop round in a bit and entertain them :)
#7
kelly_o_fanatic
Get stuff to make easter bonnets/cards

Art and crafts are good for taking kids minds off things, plus she can make one for her sister for when she gets back (of making bonnets they can have a 'fashion show' and parade them)


Good idea thanks. Ive got stuff to make easter cookies already so should keep her occupied for a little while
#8
smithyp1
tell them i will pop round in a bit and entertain them :)


Ok will do. You dont mind travelling a few hundred miles then?!
1 Like #9
t0mm
give them some red bull.


Thats a nice thoughtful comment.

OP: Take her somewhere and dont mention the others and just try to put what has happened to the back of your mind, she will pick up on your feelings.
1 Like #10
Poor little dude.
dunno what the weather is like where you are but it's cold n wet here so its not like you can venture out too much and do stuff.

Easters are too early in the year these days.

i would guess at the moment it doesn't really matter too much exactly what you do as long as you keep her ( and yourself!) occupied.

And don't forget - look after number one as well as sounds like a tough time you are going through there.

regards.
col.
1 Like #11
Dig some of your old cloths out and both of you have a dressing up party later on. You could even let her but your make up on for you. (don't for get to send us the pics in later)

:)
1 Like #12
i feel for you, just on a break with my other half and our 2year old is upset every time she leaves mine to go to her dads.
1 Like #13
kids always love a zoo, is there a zoo nearby??
#14
karaokecolin
Poor little dude.
dunno what the weather is like where you are but it's cold n wet here so its not like you can venture out too much and do stuff.

Easters are too early in the year these days.

i would guess at the moment it doesn't really matter too much exactly what you do as long as you keep her ( and yourself!) occupied.

And don't forget - look after number one as well as sounds like a tough time you are going through there.

regards.
col.


It is blowing a gale and heavy rain at the moment so outside adventures really not an option! I couldnt believe easter was this early either. Bit silly if you ask me, its not even in the easter school holidays!
#15
pinkkitty2007
Good idea thanks. Ive got stuff to make easter cookies already so should keep her occupied for a little while


Cooking is good :)

Local farm could be good, usually have extra activities going on over easter, should be plenty to distract her
#16
shezbabe11
kids always love a zoo, is there a zoo nearby??



Nope, i live on a tiny island off the scottish mainland so not alot going on in that department
#17
pinkkitty2007
Ok will do. You dont mind travelling a few hundred miles then?!



Not after seeing your pic :p

It's really windy in brum so i'm sure it is where you are, so might be worth staying in and watching dvd's and playing board games ....
#18
you could always give her the job of making decorations to have a tea party when her sister gets back? Maybe she could hide easter egss for an easter egg hunt.
#19
stora
Dig some of your old cloths out and both of you have a dressing up party later on. You could even let her but your make up on for you. (don't for get to send us the pics in later)

:)



That sounds fun. She put makeup on the OH at xmas, the photos were hilarious. He looked like a trannie:)
#20
Go And Rent Some Movies, Get Lots Of Treats, Ice Cream Popcorn And Get Your Pyjamas On In The Middle Of The Day. Shut The Curtains ,take The Phone Off The Hook And Enjoy A Girlie Afternoon Just The Two Of You. Make Her Feel Really Loved And Special. Me And My Little Girls Do This All The Time And It's Really Cool To Relax With The Kids. Good Luck To You All Through This Difficult Turmoil.keep Smiling
#21
pinkkitty2007
:w00t:Chlorophorm ?? Wouldnt want to meet you in a dark alley


Why? My ginger hair could provide a natural light source.
#22
get a load of her favourite dvds and have a movie marathon with treats...
#23
hard boil some eggs and spend the afternoon painting them and making them into things
#24
have you got loads of paper and glue

http://cp.c-ij.com/english/index.html

http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/event/images/easter_rabbit_i_e.jpg
#25
have a messy session with paint
#26
t0mm
Why? My ginger hair could provide a natural light source.


:plol.
#27
Yes i think we will make stuff this afternoon when she gets back from school and then spend the weekend in our pjs eating chocolate and watching movies. Might have to get dressed at some point to take her to her music lessons on saturday but apart from that its PJ time!
#28
ok take care of yourself and her too.x
#29
Oh - pinkkitty2007 I am so sorry to hear and your girls are having a rotton time at the mo. All the previous posts have come up with all the ideas I had! I'm sure anytime you spend with her will help you both.

Is she at school today? On Good Friday? I've never heard of that before.
#30
loveabargain
Oh - pinkkitty2007 I am so sorry to hear and your girls are having a rotton time at the mo. All the previous posts have come up with all the ideas I had! I'm sure anytime you spend with her will help you both.

Is she at school today? On Good Friday? I've never heard of that before.


Yes they only get monday off school here for some reason.
#31
pinkkitty2007
Yes i think we will make stuff this afternoon when she gets back from school and then spend the weekend in our pjs eating chocolate and watching movies. Might have to get dressed at some point to take her to her music lessons on saturday but apart from that its PJ time!


They go to school on Good Friday up there ? Heathens :p

Shezbabe11's suggestion with the eggs is great fun especially if you have some food coulouring in the larder.

Lots of hugs and kisses snuggled up under a big duvet with chocolate and a long, long story about the ups and downs of life with a very happy ending ;-)

Best of wishes to you and the kids :)
#32
my guess is she will be feeling insecure and unloved, redress this and it will help her a little. time will take the sting out of it for her. she may start acting up (being extra naughty) to get attention from you.
i liked the arts/craft idea cos it means you spending time with her and will help her feel more secure, it will be hard on you with other children to look after also.
my thoughts are with you.
#33
hottoshop
They go to school on Good Friday up there ? Heathens :p

Shezbabe11's suggestion with the eggs is great fun especially if you have some food coulouring in the larder.

Lots of hugs and kisses snuggled up under a big duvet with chocolate and a long, long story about the ups and downs of life with a very happy ending ;-)

Best of wishes to you and the kids :)



Thanks. Have started on the chocolate already so i'll probably be the size of a house by then end of the weekend!

Thanks to everyone for their kind suggestions. WIll rep you all in a min xx:)
#34
Ahhhhhh!!!! I was in the middle of repping you all and it says i have given out too much and i have to wait 24 hours before giving more, sorry guys but some of you will have to wait till tomorrow for your rep xx
banned#35
This is one of the hardest times of being a parent. When you watch your children suffer and feel there is not alot you can do, children pick up your emotions even when you think you are not showing them, they are wonderful for seeing what we think we hide well. 6 is also a vunerable age to be, to young to fully understand yet to old for it all to pass her by, there are some great ideas already posted and have to say we do the chilling, pyjamas, chocolate weekends, most weekends lol

Take care hun, and remember at night when little ones in bed there are always plenty on here that although cant help with your situation, they will always make you smile xxx
#36
You could always have a snuggle under a blanket on the sofa, stick some cartoons on and eat ice cream for breakfast :)
#37
shanecr
You could always have a snuggle under a blanket on the sofa, stick some cartoons on and eat ice cream for breakfast :)



Its freezing in here! Really dont fancy the icecream idea but the duvet on the couch sounds more than welcome!
:thumbsup:
#38
sassie
This is one of the hardest times of being a parent. When you watch your children suffer and feel there is not alot you can do, children pick up your emotions even when you think you are not showing them, they are wonderful for seeing what we think we hide well. 6 is also a vunerable age to be, to young to fully understand yet to old for it all to pass her by, there are some great ideas already posted and have to say we do the chilling, pyjamas, chocolate weekends, most weekends lol

Take care hun, and remember at night when little ones in bed there are always plenty on here that although cant help with your situation, they will always make you smile xxx


Thanks so much. She has been through all this with her dad when he cheated on me with my friend on her second birthday. Poor little thing will end up needed alot of councelling when shes older!
#39
Indoor camping is always fun. Make a tent with a blanket then eat in it and have a picnic on the floor. Make all the food yourselves.
Is there anywhere that you could hire an indoor bouncy castle or ball pool from. If you have a big room it would fit in.
What programs is she into. Nick jnr have lots of free craft ideas. Redecorate her bedroom?
Invite a friend over for a slumber party?
banned#40
pinkkitty2007
Thanks so much. She has been through all this with her dad when he cheated on me with my friend on her second birthday. Poor little thing will end up needed alot of councelling when shes older!


children do bounce back, the only advice i can give is always be honest with her, there are certain things she doesnt need to know, but if she asks just be as honest as you can, my daughter was 7 when i met sons dad, and he treated her as his own (she doesnt have a daddy) till he left, now shes lucky if she gets a hello at the door, thanksfully she is al lot older and sees him for him and doesnt feel that it was anything personal against here

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