Yes, TGIF! It is Fun Friday! Have you ever heard your child say ” but that’s how we always do it!”. Most of us have heard that statement and often we think, “Really? Always?” What our child is telling us is that what we have done in the past made an impact, it was something that was not only fun, but was important to our child. That is how family traditions and rituals begin. Creating your own special rituals now and faithfully repeating them throughout your child’s life will provide your child with a sense of security, stability, belonging and pride in his or her family. A ritual or tradition is never too simple….and a tradition does not have to revolve around a holiday. These rituals or family traditions that occur daily and weekly often are the glue of your family.
Well, it is “Fun Friday”, so pizza will probably make an appearance at the Love house, my kids will wait for the text or call proclaiming it is “Fun Friday” and we all will remember together the small things that connect us deeply.
So, what will be your ritual today? What are your plans for Friday or Saturday, or any other day for that matter? What memories do you want to create for your child that will endear him to your family? Share with a comment what has accidentally or accidentally on purpose glued your family together.
Put in the pizza, pour the glass of wine, light the candle…..maybe leave a post-it love note(did you know that Sept. 28th is National Love Note Day? Who knew?! Have a Happy Fun Friday, there are only 52 in a year! 🙂
Take a breath, enjoy the joyful moments of each day, and remember you don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent.
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