In our family, weekends are a time of rest and rejuvenation…. not the kind of rest where we stay home and don’t do anything, but the kind where we get out and enjoy each other’s company.
Our girls are still young and we’ve tried to set a certain rhythm for our family ~ a rhythm that will hopefully stick as they get older and other activities try to pull them away.
We guard our weekends and refuse to regularly schedule anything that would have us going in different directions. We rarely even agree to things that include the whole family.
So we can get out and get away as a family. Doing things like this…
and walking paths like this…
This is how our family connects ~ how we build relationships with one another. It may not be popular to turn down birthday party invites, candle party invites or other social gathering invites, but it works for us.
On the rare occasions that we don’t engage in this intentional family time, I can tell that our family is off rhythm.
As Sunday arrives and the weekend comes to a close, we begin talking about what adventures the next weekend might bring. It gives us something to look forward to.
How does your family spend the weekends?