By Eboni Elise
Normally Sundays in my household are dedicated to prepping for the week – regrouping my mind, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc. I get it all done while the Mr. and our little one are distracted, usually by a sports game. During football season I learn to use my time wisely instead of pretending to watch a game that, to this day I still can’t understand. Since I have plenty of time before the season starts, Sundays have a better focus: family.
After this past football season, The Mr. and I agreed to designate uninterrupted family time each week. Many times we get so engrossed in work, milling through routines at home, and spending too much time on social media (ok, I’m the culprit for doing this) that we look up and realize we haven’t spent valuable time as a family.
Sundays are now family days and we only have two rules (1) NO CELL PHONES unless we are snapping a few photos for memories and (2) EVERYONE MUST HAVE FUN! We either choose an activity to do together at home or find a low-cost (preferably free) activity to do in the city. So far we’ve done things like painting together at home, visiting a museum, lunch with grandparents, attended free family events at our local library, playdates with cousins, etc.
Sunday family fun days have created a good balance and allows us to give undivided attention to our son. I still use Sunday to prep for the week and even moved a few tasks to Saturday but I’m much more content.
Until September, we’ll all be cheering for the same team…the family team. And football ain’t invited!
What fun things does your family like to do together?