Summer is the perfect time to pick a day and have some family togetherness. Schedules are a little more relaxed and parents usually have some vacation days carved out in July or August. As our children are growing, it’s not always “cool” to be hanging out with your parents. That, coupled with different interests and ideas on what to do with your free time, can make it hard to have regular bonding family time. Don’t let that discourage you! Family fun is important. Making memories is something everybody will have with them for the rest of their lives. So, what to do? Here are some ideas for a fun day together, all of which we’ve done and loved:
*Take your bicycles to a local park where you can ride on lots of trails, free of motorists. The scenery is beautiful and peaceful. Pack some food for a nice lunch after your ride.
*Go into your nearest city or village for a day of walking and sightseeing. If it’s a bit of a drive, take a train or ferry together, very conducive for conversation. Take turns picking what to visit; let everybody pick their favorite place. Be sure to stop for ice cream!
*Plan a day at home, playing games together. Play a group video game together to satisfy the kids, a card game for dad and a board game for mom. Let everyone pick their favorite. End the day with an upbeat movie or action flick.
By all means, still take that week-long vacation if you can. Sometimes it’s good to get away for a bit, reconnect and refresh the spirit with those closest to you – your family! What’s your favorite thing to do for a family fun day?