Family memories with your kids is something that they will reminisce about when they are older. The memories will involve details that you may not have found important, but they did. Each time we tell a story it has something a little different in it. A new piece of information that will make it more or less intriguing, but I enjoy hearing the stories from my kids perspective.
Getting together with my cousins or other family members we will go down memory lane with all of the adventures (both good and bad) that are dear to us. Some of the family will remember the event one way while another one’s memory is completely different. I can’t stress enough how important those memories are for kids. In my heart I do feel like as children grow up they will not feel resentment or anger if they can look back and laugh.
If people in general will cherish their past both good and bad then the future holds great things. I say this because holding on to memories has helped me to grow. As family members have passed from this world having fond memories of them helps to keep a small part of them with you each day.
Taking kids to see good movies is a lot of fun. Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Angry Birds, and Nemo are some of the movies that have seen together as a family or on special nights. Summertime and Christmas are the best times to go for the newest movies. One time while we were watching a movie they sent out a broadcast and we all had to pile into the bathrooms due to a tornado. My son NEVER forgot that night.
Going to hit golf balls, or play at the local arcade can be special outings. Family memories can also be made at a restaurant over a milkshake, a park playing catch, or ice cream at DQ. Special outings do not have to be expensive….just fun.
Camping and Vacations
Car rides provide fun, entertainment, family memories, and boredom all rolled into one vehicle. I have many car ride memories from church adventures, family, and friends. Play a car license plate game, or tic tac toe the kids will love the one on one time.
In the morning when we all first get up we like to snuggle on the couch. Whether it is summer, winter, fall or spring this is what we do in the first 15 min. Kids are only little once. Age brings on independence and less snuggles.