This is also a day we make sure everything is ready for the next week, check homework, make a menu, get carpool ready. It doesn’t mean you are just napping all day, it’s whatever you and your family love to do that can fill your tank, something that resets your go-go-go self. Ask your family what they want to do. Get outside, go for a walk, sit on the porch and eat, let your kids figure something out.
I encourage you to find a day, a half a day, or even a few hours you protect each week. It takes intentionality because all of us could DO something every hour of everyday. But I want to teach my kids at an early age about rest. That it is so important they have a day to reset, and hopefully they will take this with them throughout their adult lives.
I understand all families have different schedules, I feel like this is busiest we have ever been with activities for our kids, but that’s why I want to be so intentional about getting some time FREE. Some weeks it could be a whole day, and some weeks it could be just half a day. It might mean saying NO to something, so you can say YES to this.
I know now its ok for my kids to be bored, it’s ok them not to be entertained or to not go to the 125th birthday party this year. I have given myself this permission and it has given our family so much freedom.
I hope you try it, it really has been my favorite part of the week. And if you already do this, give us some ideas of what you do!