When I was a child there was a place I remember called The Family Fun Center. They had miniature golf, bumper boats, and a video arcade. I just loved it there! I also remember spending quality time there with family and friends. So, the family time idea this month is to take your family to a place like this. There are many kinds of places like this in almost every area and community. Find one you like and go there for some quality fun together!!!
Investing in your family is one of the best things you can do. Your spouse and children need your love and your time. It doesn’t matter if you are not the perfect parent, husband, or wife. What matters is that you give your best to them. Think about the things you put your time into; work, chores, personal accomplishments, and friends. These things are not bad, but are you putting the same amount of time or more into your family? If the answer is no, then a re-assessment of your priorities may be necessary. Yes, it is true that stress and life’s challenges can get in the way. If you let it, these things will erode you and rob you of the things that truly matter. When you pass from this life to the next you can’t take anything with you except for the spiritual things that have been built in your heart through Christ Jesus. So today, re-assess your priorities and choose to put God first. It is in this that your family can be mended and put back together, and your presence in their lives can make a difference!
The family idea for this month is to plan something special for Valentine’s Day for your family. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it should be something fun. Also, you can plan this time with your family a day before or after Valentine’s day so you can reserve the 14th for you and your spouse. Think about what your children like and what you all enjoy doing as a family. Do something that will bring your family together and will be a fun activity for you all to experience. Additionally, exchange Valentine’s Day cards and candy for added festivity! Remember to have fun, and happy Valentine’s Day!
This month we thought it might be fun to take the family to the mall and have some family fun. Make an adventure of the night. This adventure will be easier to have than you may think. First split up and make sure everyone knows the budget. You can set the budget at $10, or $20, or whatever amount you feel comfortable with. It is not about the cost but creativity of the gift. Each family member will buy one gift for another member of the family. If you are a family who relates through humor, it can be a funny gift; or it can be a practical or more sentimental gift. Whatever way you decide to go, it is most important to put some thought into the gift. Split up with Mom with one child, and dad with the other. Take an hour to look around and enjoy the experience, then meet up at the food court to have a family meal and exchange your present. This is sure to be a night of fun, and one that the family will remember for years to come!