Monday, September 13, 2010

Traditions make families STRONG

tra*di*tion: adj. 1. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially orally. 2. A custom or usage handed down this way.

Our family has several traditions. The reason? To help us spend time together, especially in a fun ways.

"Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities."

So what do we do that is fun? Well, the little kids love to go bowling and swimming. We've even been able to convince the older kids to come with us. We make it fun. Call it our family date.

We sleep in the front room on Friday night. We fold out the couch or clear the floor. Grab sleeping bags. Watch a movie. Sometimes eat popcorn. We've been doing this for 16 years. The older kids don't always participate, but when they do, the little kids love it.

Food is a tradition in our home. We have crepes on Saturday. Cinnamon rolls on Sunday. Oatmeal for the little ones on Fast Sunday. Waffles on Wednesday. On your birthday, you pick what is for dinner.

There are the typical traditions: Scriptures and Family Prayer each evening. Family Home Evening each Monday. Pin It


Patty Ann said...

You are so right! We have lots of traditions in our family and most of them involve food!!I love your sleep out in the living room idea. My girls would love it too!!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

These are some great traditions! Cinnamon rolls every Sunday! I need to be in your family! LOL :)

Lindsey the Muse-r said...

What fun traditions! We let the birthday boy pick the menu for the day, too. Leads to some weird combinations, but so much fun:)


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