I have this recurring nightmare in which my children are 16 years old and they escape to a friend’s house every weekend to eat pizza, sing Karaoke and play laser tag while my husband and I sit at home with our bifocals on, sipping Metamucil and quietly reading 18th Century theology books. We, the wise parents, are so boring and grumpy that our children want desperately to hang out with anybody who is not us. So hubby and I spend their teen years in a state of pseudo empty nesting before our time. Kids these days. Hmmph.
Whoa—wait a second! WAKE UP! If I have anything to say about it (and I do), my children will not grow up assuming the fun is always found somewhere else. There’s plenty I can do to establish home as their favorite place—where fun, love and laughter are a normal part of our family life.
Want to know how? Join me today on For the Family, where I’m sharing what it takes to be the FUN family. I’ll race you over there!
Photo credit: my talented friend Heidi Maranell