When I was young, I helped prepare meals after school and on weekends. My sister and I shared some of the duties and my mom supervised. My sister and I each planned a menu for two days of the week and mom planned the other three days. We would sit down at the kitchen table to clip coupons and rebates for the items we needed to purchase for our menus. We laughed and had fun being together. We also knew that we were helping mom.
On Saturdays, our family went to “the city” to shop for groceries. Mom and dad sold cream, milk and eggs to the produce before we went to the grocery store. Dad and my brothers stayed in the car while Mom, my sister and I got the groceries. Sometimes Dad took my brothers to get a haircut.
Now, many families do not eat together at home. We have fast food, restaurants and other conveniences that keep families from gathering around the table for meals. Some families miss the opportunity to spend time with each other because they lack the structure of family routines.
How can families get routine back in their life? It takes determination and the willingness to work together as a family!
Most of all, take the time to be a FAMILY TOGETHER! Make it fun and memorable so that someday your children will look back and say:
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