After Christmas, we took some time away for some R&R. We typically don’t take too much time away because things tend to pile up. However this time, we planned to relax and enjoy each other (NO OTHER AGENDA). Funny thing that happens when you as a family just decide to hang out with each other and in some respects, getting reacquainted; you can like what you see.
We played some table games together, rode bikes and took a few hikes in the rain, but most transformational was the conversations. It has been said that you don’t need quantity of time as long as you spend quality time.
Personally I think that person is missing something; if you don’t spend the quantity of time, you will never get to the quality time. So you end up lying to yourself and everyone else that short amounts of time are ok.
As a family, especially if you have young children, you need to be present and spend time listening to them, not just laying down the law. Learn to enjoy their company and what things they like to do and talk about. It is only then that your time spend becomes quality relationship time.
Have a Blessed New Year!