When I was little, my family would set aside one night a week just for us. My family’s evening was on Sunday night.
There were no interruptions, no friends over, no work, just us — mom, dad and the four children, and sometimes Nana would join us.
I want to encourage everyone to adopt a family night. Life is what happens when we are busy making plans. So make plans once a week as a family to do something together.
Here are some ideas:
- Play monopoly
- Play card games. One of my favorite card games is Slap Jack.
- Watch a movie together
And for a modern update, there are now family board games available on the Wii. All the games you could want are in one place.
My all-time favorite family fun memory was when my dad would get us settled in to watch our weekly TV show. All four of us kids would snuggle up on the floor with our pillows and cozy throws. We would get all settled in for 7pm to watch the Magical World of Disney feature.
The best part was that while all us kids were cozy and comfy watching TV, my dad was in the kitchen making milkshakes and mom was popping jiffy pop on the stove top! Oh… the smell of popcorn brings back such great childhood memories!
Life is what you make of it. Make it memorable and take the time for yourself and loved ones! Start a tradition today!