We had a really leisurely one (finally!) and were even able to squeeze in a rare date night on Saturday.
We recently started a tradition of “Family Day” here at our home – this is where one day a week, we will do everything together as a family; meals, errands, and fun – the goal is to spend quality time together, focusing on ourselves as a unit. Between Patrick’s work and travel schedule, our many ongoing projects and Olive now being in school, it sometimes seems that even though we’re under the same roof, we’re not really connecting – we’re living side by side. We decided to change that. It does take extra planning during the week to make sure that we can spare that full day without having to study or work, but it’s been worth it – before bed tonight, Olive said to me, “Mama, I had fun on Family Day, I love you!” I love the fact that she recognizes that it’s a special day for us all to be together to bond.
Between Patrick and myself, it also helps us to manage expectations, as well – we know that we’re working towards that goal of keeping Family Day stress and work free, so we’re a little more understanding of what extra stuff we might have to do during the week to accomplish that goal.
Do you guys do something like this too? How do you guys make time for your families? I’d love to hear.