My kids are young yet, 2 and 5, but I’ve always wanted to implement a family game night. Just one night a week where we can all get together as a family and have some fun without worrying about our busy lives (trust me they are busy!).
My kids really like Memory, Don’t Break the Ice, and even the Wii sometimes (does that count toward family game night??). The problem is that it is often difficult to actually get everyone in the same place at the same time. With gymnastics two nights a week, me working my second job one night a week (sometimes more depending on the week), and dinner at the in-laws one night a week (this I wouldn’t mind skipping out on more often, lol), that doesn’t leave much room for anything else, especially when we still have household chores that need to be done (thank goodness my husband does the laundry and dishes!).
I struggle with the fact that I feel like I don’t always give my kids enough attention; but on the other hand I know I need to earn a living and pay the bills, while still having some alone time as well. Is a family game night a way to balance all of these things? Does it always have to be games, or should we just say it is a family night and it can also be bike rides, a walk to the park, a movie night, or anything where we are all doing it together? Does this concept change over time as the kids get older? What do you do with your family to get everyone together and connected with one another?
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