No doubt about it, my boys are busy, busy, busy. And so are their parents! But we still manage to find some quality time together. Here’s how…
Attend each other’s events. The whole family goes to my boys’ sporting events. I can’t say that I’m always excited about my seemingly 10,000th trip to the ball park, but once I’m there, I really get into the game. And I know how important it is for my boys to see both of their parents cheering them on.
Eat dinner together whenever possible. You’ve probably heard this suggestion before, but it bears repeating. We all eat at the table together as many nights as we can. Like being in the car, this is a great time to capture your kids’ attention and stimulate discussion. Turn off the TV and talk!
Don’t overschedule Sundays. This is the one day a week when we rarely have sporting events or practices. My husband and I both work at home, so it’s always tempting to work whenever we don’t have to be anywhere. But I try to set the work aside on Sundays and just enjoy hanging out with my kids.
So, what about you? How do you make time to stay close as a family and make connecting a priority?
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