While we love the change of pace, the crafting, the baking, and the excitement that come along with a holiday, around our house we also love our everyday. Children thrive with order. I don’t think adults are any different. We were created by a God of Order, we were created in His image, and therefore we like order. We like to have a schedule, to know what’s coming. Kids are just the same. With kids, you have the ability to set up some really fun and memorable scheduled activities. Aside from the normal routines such as brushing our teeth after we eat, we’ve also designated certain days for certain activities. We started of with alliteration…..
Cinnamon Roll Sunday- we enjoy homemade cinnamon rolls on Sunday mornings
Movie Monday- after dinner we pop popcorn on the stove and watch about 30 min. of a movie together as a family
Story Time Tuesday- we obviously go to story time (this one will probably be changing soon)
Farmer’s Market Saturday- sometimes we get strawberries or corn or potatoes, but Kettle Popcorn and Chocolate Brownie Bread almost always make it home with us
Week after week the kids remain ecstatic about these activities. It’s helped them learn the days, even if you miss a couple of days or weeks like us. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had our homemade cinnamon rolls. I use the recipe from The Pioneer Woman Cooks (they’re amazing) which makes 40-50 cinnamon rolls. It sounds like a lot, but, hello, they’re homemade cinnamon rolls so they really don’t last that long. Last time I doubled the recipe. I did take a picture of the mess that created but can’t find it at the moment. That’s why we’ve been cinnamon roll-less for a few weeks now. All the dishes. And no dishwasher.
Oh, they look so yummy!
What about you? Does your family have a special activity or family night they look forward to every week?