I enjoyed getting emails from many of you, reinforcing the importance of tradition and routine in your house. It IS important. After working with kids for the last 10 years, I have seen the difference between kids that have meaningful traditions and schedules, and those that are simply run into the ground with activities.
A love of the Lord, close knit family, loyal friends, traditions, moral appreciation and normalcy (aka routine) (sitting around and having meals each night–can you imagine that?!?!?!) are what create healthy children.
That being stated, one of our family fun traditions is cinnamon roll Sunday. We enjoy some tasty business each Sunday before church and it is fabulous. And trust me….it doesn't have to be all Cinnabon and fancy. I buy whatever packet is cheapest at the grocery when i go shopping on Mondays and that is what we have, but it is FUN! And fattening.
We have grown to expect the deliciousness each Sunday morning and I look forward to when Kensington and my other children are able to sit around the breakfast table and all eat "cin's" (as we like to call them) and discuss what we think the sermon might be about or what our day will hold.
*If you have a good (And easy….Because I'm not going to be trying to be Martha on a Sunday morning with children to get ready) recipe for cinnamon rolls, leave me a comment!
*If you have a fabulous family tradition you would like to share, leave that too!!!
One of my favorite traditions I received was from a friend (Gina), who has Friday night movie night with her family. They take baths, get in PJ's and scarf down some popcorn together while watching a fun movie. Her kids are 3 and almost 2. She mentioned it is a wonderful time with her husband and her as well.
I even got a text one night that they were watching Mary Poppins! Perfecto!