I thought during focus on the family week I would share some things hubby and I do when things are busy to get family time in. Whether you have kids or not family time is important for families and mariages 🙂
A few things we do when busy to keep up with family time:
1. Family dinners- almost every night we sit down together (some nights its in the car) and talk as we eat.
2. Bible study- we try to read a short bible study and out of the Bible nightly before we go to sleep. (image credit google images)
3. Play with the dogs before dinner- each day we try to make sure to give the dogs a little love before bed whether that be a 2 minute belly rub or short game of indoor fetch down the hallway.
4. Cooking together- we try to share cooking and clean up duty- you are doing something, but can also talk and communicate.
5. When we have kidos over we try to keep the TV off and let them help us with cooking, cleaning, etc and make sure if they are staying with us for the night that they always get a bed time story.
6. Dream- It may seem wierd but we try to do something like look for properties (land) online we would like to have as or farm and talk about what we would do with that land.
Any things you do as a family to keep up with family time when things get busy?
Love this, I linked this post to my blog, It is exactly what is needed and I agree completely. Scott and I try to do alot of those things too, except we have our little house in the country but it needs a lot of work done, so we talk and plan about what we want to do with it. Great ideas here, and a great reminder to me. Thanks so much. Have a great weekend.
So glad you enjoyed it and I agree yard and house projects are also a good way to connect 🙂
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So glad you liked them 🙂
Family dinners are a must. It is a great time for the family to come together and talk about their day.
Agreed I think if all families went back to that it would fix some of our family issues 🙂
You are right! my hubby and I we spend a lot of time together, when our son falls asleep, we play a bit with our two dogs too and we take a couple of mins to talk, this doesn’t happen every night because some nights when the baby falls asleep, so does my hubby 😉
I hear you about falling asleep… my hubby falls asleep when we get home so sometimes we don’t get our bible study or talk in at night 😉 Remind me what kind of dogs you have?
hi!hi! 🙂 one of our dogs is a westie mixed miniature poodle and the little white one is bichon maltese mixed with miniature poodle too! 🙂 they are really cute and small 🙂
Very nice 🙂
Last night I took my granddaughter to hear a local symphony orchestra play holiday music. There was also a group of children performing so there were a lot of families in attendance at the sold out performance. But, what could you see? Blue screens all around the hall as people were checking their phones. So, I guess I’d add put the phones/tablets/computers down and focus on the other person.
I agree we spend way to much time on electronics… if you are focused on your phone/etc. you are not focused on your family time 🙂
A wonderful post and so true.
Thank you so glad you liked it 🙂
You’re so right about how important time together is. We have quite a challenge as we are both caring for our daughter and can very rarely ever leave the house together (we managed three times in 2012 so far!). Like you, we eat meals together; we do the dishes together; and we play with the cat. We try to go to church together but that’s not been possible lately. We’re thinking of starting a Friday-night routine of watching an episode of The Waltons together in the New Year, starting with Season 1. Our teenage daughter is free to join us, or not!
We enjoy the Waltons also and watch it when it comes on TV. Date night is fun… sometimes caring for my disabled father we can not always get out so we do “dates in” after the house is quiet… dinner, movie, or board game. I wish you a blessed Christmas 🙂