With my husband now gone many days out of the month, I've been trying to figure out how to get my family together for some quality time. Since I'm with both kids most of the week, I have to admit that family time is not exactly what I'm looking for.
I want to sit in front of the television with a big drink and watch Top Chef.
But alas, I know it's important for us to bond, particularly since my husband is away a lot. But quite frankly, we all don't like the same things -- except eating. And so I've decided to try a few new family activities that might just work.
Family Bath Time
Sort of like the Shel Silverstein poem, "There's too many men in this tub," I'm thinking we could all try to take a bath together. It would lend itself to a bazillion important conversations and we'd all be getting clean - one of my husband's favorite things.
Family Potty Time
Similar to family bath time, we'd all sit in the bathroom and converse while everyone uses the potty. You figure, if you can stand each other while you're pooping, chances are you don't have to worry about lack of bonding.
Family Cleaning Time
I say kill two birds with one stone. Or, in this case, one bottle of Windex. Then I won't have to hear about how I don't clean.
Okay. So maybe these are the best ideas. I swear it's got to be easier when they are older and can actually do things. I find it hard to be actively involved when I've got to tend to the baby. But perhaps we can try to make more of an effort, picking a specific day? night? morning? where we all make sure to do something together.
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I'm en route to ATL! Wish me luck. LONG DRIVE WITH TWO CHILDREN AND DOG. WEEEEEEEEEEEEE!