FAMILY MOMENT MONDAY
There is a center for everything. Everything has a center, a focus, a stabilizing character you might say; for a family, that would the parents.
Us as parents are the very center and stabilizing characteristic for the family. Children ask us for permission, come to us for help, depend on us being there and much much more. We, as moms and dads, need to be a constant stable factor in their always changing world. Where, to them, their life is ruined if pretty Jennifer Stevensen gave them the stink eye in class and and said her shoes aren't from the real Miley Cyrus collection. Harsh... I know.
When children's lives can so easily be shaken with silly things it is necessary that the REAL things are stable. That is why constantly reconnecting with our spouses is such an importance. In today's world, school, dance classes, soccer tournaments, bake sales, and PTA meetings are slowly taking over our lives, it is easy to over look the person that we should be making the most time for.
I believe date nights are a huge part in successful families and marriage. Showing each other and the children that your marriage is important and that family time is worth making time for. Not only is it great for the children to see how committed we are to our own relationship, but it is great to get some time with each other. How easily the stresses of the day melt away when the two of us are eating and laughing over dinner. No matter how bad a movie may be, it is never a waste if I get to snuggle up with my husband during it. I also find that I am a better mother when I have had time to enjoy with Curtis; it helps me to remind myself that we are a team, connected, together.
So, in this world of Blackberries, schedules, meetings, committees, and everything else.... let us try to remember the orgin of the family.... the parents. Making sure to put an effort into spending time with the most important part, each other.
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