So, thanks for all the baby naming advice. It's clear as mud now.
But back to the real business, I caught my kids being good yesterday. My son really responds well to this which is always fun, but I did notice I tend to do it more with him that I do with Quinlan (mostly because he's the super challenging one of the two thus far), so I need to be sure to give them equal attention in that vein.
Since it's Sunday, I thought it would be the perfect day to talk about starting traditions, hence today's challenge: Start a Tradition
I know it may seem odd to just whip something up for today, but the least you can do is start thinking about it. And by tradition, I mean some sort of weekly family ritual that you do every week - something that your kids can count on and something that's uniquely yours (and theirs).
I suppose the most obvious is the big Sunday breakfast - whether it's going out to eat or making something at home, but it certainly doesn't need to be that at all.
Maybe it's a weekly game night or a sandwich dinner night where every week one kid gets to pick the sandwich you eat for dinner. Perhaps it's ice cream on Saturdays or a Thursday night dance party where you dress up and blast the music in your living room.
You may even already do this, and if you do, please share. And if you don't, now's a great time to come up with one. I figure a part of better parenting is creating fun, positive memories for our kids, and something like this will do just the trick.