I don't know about you, but some of my best memories growing up weren't holidays or special trips but average! Days where the family worked (or in my case complained.. sorry Dad!) together over chores and settled into nights of game play and special dinners. I may not have valued it much at the time, but now I see their real worth.
2. Children Behave Better
My kids seem to go through spurts of disobedience and rebellion (even at 6 and 3!) which I have noticed ebbs after real family time together. We seem to communicate better and function better as a unit! If you wanted to know more about this, feel free to follow this link here and examine the data.
3. Our Family Can Feel The Love
This is just one of many ways that my Sweetie and I express our love for our family, and honor the Lord by teaching them what it means to love someone (something I didn't fully understand until I became a mother).
Even if it is a sporadic and unplanned event (which ours often are) I STRONGLY encourage playing some games together, reading together, or even watching a family friendly movie (which admittedly is getting harder to find).
3-4yr old Friendly Games
- Hide and seek (where little person is paired up with a buddy)
- Flashlight tag
- Candy Land
- Memory games
- Simon Says
- Water-gun fights
Is there something special you picked up from your parents or immediate family? Do you have a family tradition like "family night"? What was your favorite childhood memory with your family? Please share!