What Do You Think?: Establishing a Designated Family Night

What do you think? Establishing a designated family night

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Around the blogosphere, many bloggers share their perspective on life. As I contemplate these many ideas (and some are really out there), sometimes I’m not sure what I think.

During this week of What Do You Think?, I share a topic and give you my 2¢. Please share your opinion.

The topics chosen will follow the posting schedule. Thanks in advance for your contributions on this journey to Using Time Wisely!

What Do You Think about Establishing a Designated Family Night?

Tracy’s 2¢: Our family does not have a single night dedicated to family night. I know of a family that declines all invitations on Monday evening to honor their family night. This arrangement works for that family, and I applaud them for building their family unit.

If you have a designated family night, how do you determined what you will do together? My children would choose a movie or play a game. However, my choice would lend more to a theme.

For example, with the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics occurring tonight, I would choose an Olympic theme complete with games, like this long jump contest or online scavenger hunt, medal cookies, puzzles, and mazes.

At this time, our family incorporates weekly outings into our schedule, but the day, time, and activity changes from week to week. I often wonder if establishing a designated family night would help in planning and investing in our family relationships.

Though each family operates differently, I would love a designated family night. However, our schedule changes from week to week. What do you think?

2 comments to What Do You Think?: Establishing a Designated Family Night

  • Jen

    I would love to do this, but we haven’t quite gotten there yet. Hubby works nights so it makes it a little harder.

    When I was growing up we used to have ‘no electricity night’ at least once a month. No TV, lights, radio, etc… played games by the fireplace or candle light… very fond memories 🙂 Would love to try this now – we are so much more reliant on electronics now than when I was young… would be interesting to see if I could pull it off! LOL

    Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

    • I hear ya, Jen! Thanks for sharing the no electricity night. That would be an interesting challenge that I might have to do sometime. Thanks for the tip!