It sounds funny, doesn’t it? Tiny Traditions, but when it comes to our kids they don’t always need the biggest, baddest, newest thing out there to show them that they are the priority in our lives. Let’s face it, we’re on a journey here to learn how to put our “Family First“.
The key word is journey…you can’t just completely stop what you’ve been doing and switch gears that fast…it takes time and small steps, which is why creating tiny traditions is a great first step.
For us it is something as easy as “Frosty Friday“. Did you just laugh out loud? It’s ok, I know it’s kinda hokey but seriously, my kids totally look forward to Friday’s after school for this very reason.
We go through the drive thru, talk about the week, celebrate everything that has happened that week and talk about everything that is coming up over the weekend. We laugh, giggle, and just plain have fun while talking and sharing about our week…it’s a great way to get the kids to open up and share a bit.
It’s simple, yet completely effective because;
1) We only go get Frosty’s on Frosty Friday,
2) If anyone makes a bad choice or decision then it’s gone,
3) We all act like we’ve hit the jack pot when we pull away.
Hey, it doesn’t have to be Frosty Friday at your house, but take the time to come up with something fun (and inexpensive) that you can do with your kids to celebrate their week and also spend time laughing together. For our family these Tiny Traditions have made a HUGE difference.
Now it’s your turn…
What can you do to CREATE TINY TRADITIONS in your family?
I’d love to hear some of your ideas, thoughts, and current tiny traditions that you do with your family!
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