How do you spend your weekend? Do you run yourself ragged, catching up on a week’s worth of household or outdoor chores, or do you make the most of it-sleeping in, relaxing, enjoying yourself? For most of us, the answer probably lies somewhere in between, as we are torn between responsibility and the urgent desire to recuperate from a too-busy week. Perhaps one of the most important things we can do, that is both responsible and enjoyable, is to spend time with our families.
Time as a family is precious and increasingly hard to come by; jobs and obligations, outside interest and friends, can all steal precious time away from that familial unit that is our foundation for nearly every aspect of our lives. A happy, supportive family makes any crisis easier to manage, any difficult decision more perceptive to grasp.
So make sure that however you spend your weekend, that you find a way to spend part of it with family. The actual activities involved matter less than the effort of communing.
Maybe your family is the type that likes nothing better than to spend the weekend at a game; football, baseball, soccer. Perhaps the kids are playing, or you’re rooting for your favorite professional or local team.
Maybe your family shares a different passion-music, movies, swimming, 4x4ing… it doesn’t matter what activity you choose; it only matters that you share it with each other. So take the kids to the new summer action flick, or to the waterpark. Go hiking (if you can stand the heat) or cool off in the backyard pool.
The most important thing you can do is talk to each other. Share in the responsibilities, and catch up on a week’s worth of events, together. It’s not always easy to find common ground, but if you make it a habit, it will be worthwhile.
Hope you can make each weekend great, and enjoy it with the people who mean the most to you.