When our children were young, Friday family nights consisted of free fun. We prioritized it. We fought for that time together.
Now that we have three teen boys (as well as our two younger girls), it’s a bit trickier to gather on Fridays, but that doesn’t mean I still don’t remember all the fun ideas we implemented.
This weekend, plan a surprise camp out in the living room. (The surprise element is a simple twist on our Christmas Cruising tradition that so many of you love.)
When it is time to go to bed, have everyone show up in the living room with their blankets or sleeping bags, pillows and flashlights. Play a game of flashlight tag on the ceiling, tell stories, giggle at flashlight “shadow charades”, be as creative as you want, but most importantly, tickle, hug, and snuggle!
Enjoy the simplicity of just being together.
Are you going to give it a try? I double dog dare you. In fact, I triple dog dare you. You will not be disappointed, and your children will think you are the bomb!(Even if they don’t all admit it.)