Family time – for most families is something that occurs pretty much everyday at some point, whether that be sitting down for a meal together, watching some TV, bath and bedtime stories etc
Not so in our blended household. For until the time that Ron and I live together, the Ordinary Moments of family time that most people enjoy, are probably more extra ordinary moments for us.
So because of this, the few hours snatched here and there each week that we have together as a family are precious, and to be made the most of.
Generally, every other weekend the girls go off to there dads – as much as I miss them, its also has its upside that Ron and I get to have couple time on a regular basis. This weekend the girls were meant to be at there dads, so we were looking forward to having some time together, not planning much, playing things by ear. However, for one reason and another, at the last minute, plans changed and the girls ended up being with us. Our ‘no plans, lazy weekend’ suddenly became a distant memory, so we got stuck in to ‘family time’
I love family time – we don’t have to be doing anything major, costly or exciting, just being together for longer that a hour at a time is a luxury to be enjoyed. I love watching Ron with the girls, and the girls love being with him – I think because of his
childishness childlike ability to have fun on their level. He will happily play games with them, climb, swing, hide and scooter
Favourite family time activities are usually the simple ones – a walk in the woods, wandering round local beauty spots, a trip to the park, rock scrambling etc
As ordinary as these moments are, its the things that I hope our children look back on and treasure. A price can not be placed on the time and attention we give to kids – it has meaning to them beyond value (especially if icecream at some point is involved!)
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