Cultivate Experiences at Home: Save money for a new grill for parties or a new DVD for family movie night — something that will encourage you to have people over and entertain. Plan a summer barbeque, invite your closest friends, kick back and relax. (And don’t forget to print out the pictures to remember the good times.)
Here is a bucket list for kids and kids at heart: Make mudpies, jump in puddles, climb trees, lie in the grass, dream big, build a fort, run barefoot, slay dragons, play in the rain, reach for the stars, imagine, tread gently, sleep soundly. Enjoy life.
Don't rush and expect them to grow up too fast. Let them enjoy being a carefree child as long as possible. YES!! I agree kids need to kids! I want them to look back and remember their childhood filled with joy, love and laughter.
How can we use the moment to point our children to Christ? It's the question that most heavily weighs on my heart, too. I want my children to respond to authority and correction in a manner that would be pleasing to God. These 3 questions have helped us focus the moment on what really counts!