Everyday we spent time with our family. We wake up with them, come home to them, spend our evenings with them; but even with all of that so called "family time" that we have everyday, we are still missing another important type of family bonding.... the extended family time.
Families start usually with a mom and dad. Soon they have their first bouncing baby and later more follow. Those babies grow up and go to college, get married, and have babies of their own. No matter where you fall in your family, as the parent, child, in-law, or grand child, you are still part of a larger family and need to remember that and make time for it.
It is important to invite the grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins over more; to have play dates, movie nights, or even just a crafting parties. It doesn't have to be a party or holiday every time the whole family gets together, heck it doesn't even need to be everyone. Cause I don't know about you, but it is a mad house when we all get together. So, if you are like me and find holidays are a mad house, then just invite the ladies over, have a few cousins over for a play date, or ask the grandparents over for dessert. Grandparents are always looking for an excuse to come over and love on their grandbabies.
Our children need uncles and aunts to make them laugh, cousins to be friends with, and grandparents to spoil them. So have a game night with your brother's family, or invite your sister-in-law over for a movie, or go on a double with with your brother and his wife, because when we spend time with our family it is always time well spent.
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