Can you imagine the unity we will build in our families by planning a refreshing time together every week?
Can you imagine the inspiring ideas we’ll come up with in our community?
I want to start a meme with you to help us proactively bless our families with consistent togetherness and fun.
What do you say to a weekly Family Fun Friday?
Growing up, Friday night was MOVIE NIGHT! We’d make a home-made pizza, sip root-beer floats, and watch a good family movie. If you asked any of my sisters, we’d all agree that these nights were formative in our personalities and interests. To this day, they remain precious in our memories. The musicals we watched inspired hours (and hours) of singing practice, not to mention hours (and hours) of skating around the basement, singing and dancing and acting our hearts out together. This simple, weekly activity gave us a common ground, a common taste. It kept us young and protected our innocence; it kept us thinking about things that were wholesome and good: while our peers were watching Sixteen Candles, we were Singing in the Rain. (True story.)
Now, as the mother of this little family, I am convinced that memorable and consistent occasions like this are essential in creating a full, unified, and loving family life. I’ve read so many books and articles that reiterate “refreshing and memorable family times keep children from jumping ship”; they “open doors of communication”; they even “enlighten young hearts about the gospel itself”. And I believe it! (The most convincing books from my personal library have been For the Family’s Sake, The Mission of Motherhood, GirlTalk, Feminine Appeal, and Treasuring God in Our Traditions.)
The hard part is – I’m the mother and it’s my responsibility to plan the fun. To knead the dough, buy the root-bear, and rent the movie. To look at the calendar, schedule the occasion, and extend the invitations. Like most other worth-while habits, planning family fun requires effort. My effort. Your effort.
But this is work that will have momentary and eternal value. All of our effort will be worth our while!
We just need a little inspiration, a handful of ideas, and a community of women pulling in the same direction.
Hence, “Family Fun Friday”.
This will encourage us to pro-actively plan a meaningful and consistent family time every single week. I’d love for you to join in the fun! If we all work together, we’ll pool so many good ideas and inspiration.
Let’s commit to escaping from our computers, cell phones, business, workbooks, and chores, and enjoying our families deeply and fully.
Tomorrow, I’ll post photos and ideas from our Family Fun Friday last week. Get ready to join in the community by linking up or commenting.
We are mothers aiming to bless our families.
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