This week I started to read aloud to them The Classic Winnie-the-Pooh book. At first the older girls looked at me a little funny. I explained to them that their little sister is always following along and trying to be bigger than she is. This is one way that they can participate is something that is just right for her.
With a couple of weekends away as a family we have had a lot of time to really focus on each other. It was long overdue with the stress of the move and the craziness of summer. We played board games, played ball games and visited around the fire.
They have only been back in school for five days and I can already see how our family time could easily be stolen away by after school time in front of the tv, activities and their friends. I am focusing on organizing this time so that our family time remains.
It seems that for some families, family time doesn't exist anymore. I am not willing to let that happen in our home.
What are you doing to hold on to your family time? What is your favorite thing to do as a family?