I am a huge fan of Nicholeen Peck because Teaching Self Government brought peace to my home. One things Nicholeen talks a lot about is building relationships. Correcting behavior should be the smaller part of the interactions with the family. Sometimes, it is easy to get into a rut and not get out and do fun things as a family though. Being sick with morning sickness and pregnant and a new baby definitely put a damper on our family getting out and doing things together.
Over the past couple months, we have been trying to do more things on Saturdays and less house cleaning because we want to create positive memories and relationships. Last week Nia came to visit. We took the opportunity to do a few things we haven’t done before.
One thing we did was take a ferry and explore a beach, lighthouse, and town we had not been to before. We also got to eat the most decadent ice cream!
Our adventure began with Butterfly and B almost missing the ferry. They had gone for a walk while we were waiting in line for the ferry and didn’t get back to the car when it was our turn to drive on. They had to run about a half mile. As it was, our car was second to last on the boat! The ferry workers initially said they would have to wait for the next boat, but then we saw them racing down the street. The ferry captain held the boat as long as they kept running. As soon as they crossed onto the ferry, the net was raised and we left the dock.
Next stop- super yummy ice cream.
We found beautiful shells as we walked along the beach towards the lighthouse.
Then the kids modified some driftwood forts and played until we were hungry for dinner.
Finally we ate super yummy veggie burgers (usually veggie burgers are ho-hum but these were homemade and delicious) and headed home. We arrived home covered in sand with many memories in our minds. I can’t wait for our next adventure.
Do you plan adventures ahead of time or do you just go out and explore? What plans do you have to strengthen family relationships and create lasting memories?