“Family” Time…things to do as a family?
Marvin had a fun filled Christmas. He romped and played all Christmas Day with his cousins, (four all together) and Hibou, of course, enjoyed a taste of turkey with some stuffing and then relaxed with Grandma and Grandpa. Santa was good to Marvin and Hibou. They both were good little puppies and were given a new toy each. How was your Christmas? What did Santa bring you?
The Christmas season is over and everyone is getting back to the familiar daily routine. Christmas is a wonderful time to enjoy family, friends and celebrating another year completed. It is also the time to reflect on the year and make plans for the New Year. What are you going to change for 2011? What are your resolutions?
Many families are busy with work, school, after school sports or activities and find that spending “family” time together tends to be pushed farther down the list of family priorities. I have been reading a lot of articles about how you can get that “family” time back into your schedule. Here are some ways to increase “family” time. It could be as simple as getting the kids to help make a simple supper, playing a board game once homework is done or even reading a book at the same time every evening. “Family” time is also possible in the morning before your day begins; make breakfast together. Weekends are a great way to spend more “family” time together. Go for walks, tobogganing, ice-skating and swimming. Make a special gift for Grandma or Grandpa or someone special, with the kids, bake or build a fort out of blankets and some furniture.
Marvin Discovers is passionate about family and creating strong family bonds and memories. We are believers in discovering the world with your kids and discovering their imaginations. I hope that this blog gives you some ideas for creating your “family” time together. Even if you only have five minutes to spend with your child, make it the most incredible five minutes your child will ever have, they will thank you for it.
I have included links suggesting more ideas for “family” time. Let me know how you spent your “family” time together and any suggestions you may like to share.
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