Friday, October 24, 2008

Tip of the Week

Have a "Family Night" once a week. Ours is Thursday nights. Everything Thursday night everyone is required to be home. It alternates each week as to who's turn it is to be head of the family night. We rotate from youngest to oldest. If it is your turn you pick what meal we eat for dinner and which board game we play. It is best NOT to do a movie because we have found playing the board game we do a lot more talking with each other. We sometimes invite my parents over and the kids really get a kick out of that also. The kids look forward to it very much and they always remember when it is Thursday night. Sometimes it ends up being a late night and we occasionally will stress because of school the next day but if it goes too late I let them sleep in and I drive them to school the next day so they don't have to be up as early to catch the bus. Family night is very important to us and the only regret I have in regards to family night is that we didn't start it sooner, when my boys were younger. The boys are now 18 and 15 and they love family night. I picture my children being out on their own and married and still coming over for family night. One can only hope! Try it.....you will LOVE IT!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent idea. I think I'll give this a a try.

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