“The family that plays together stays together.” – that is a quote that comes to mind when I think of what to do when we’re all together on a day off. Taking the time to plan family activities all together is so beneficial to your relationship as a family. It will strengthen your bond, open up communication and create fond memories.
So when the opportunity comes up that you’re all home together and the question ‘what do we do today?’ comes up – well, what do you do? Do you plan things far in advance and schedule it in the family calendar? Are you all spontaneous and just pull out something up your sleeve the day of? When the day off comes, do you just kick back with some playtime at home? Or maybe even just sit on the couch and chill a little with a family flick? (there are so many good ones now ;)
For us, there’s really no rules what we do and how we plan it. If it is something that we want to do with the extended family or with our friends and their kids, then yes, we plan it far in advance so that everyone has enough notice. Other than that, we kind of just wait on the mood it hits us – we’ve learned that we can’t force fun and sometimes something restful is what the day calls for.
So my friends, please share you ideas and activities that you enjoy as a family – so that maybe others may borrow ;) Or maybe you’ve planned things that didn’t go too well and you’ve learned some tough lessons…. So please share in the comments below:
What are your favourite family activities?
By the way, We’re enjoying a Family Day long weekend right now, (only the second time in it’s short history) – hence the theme for today’s post. So this is all new and exciting to get a day off right smack in the middle of Winter. Yeah! So what do we do today? ;D (fyi: it’s 9 am and both my husband and my daughter are still asleep). lol. I think it will be one of those restful days…. ;) xo
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