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I have 2 kids and am looking for any ideas or advice for planning 'family night'. My husband and I both work and I want to make sure to spend enough time with them. I haven't really done this in the past, but they are getting a little older and I would
Answered on 26th March 2009:
The kids will only love family night if you pick things BOTH you and they are enthusiastic about , be it a game or a movie. Children seem to know when parents aren't having fun. If you have an emply table or floor area where you can start--and leave--an age appropriate puzzle, you can all work on it a bit before or after dinner or just on family night. Having a special treat reserved for family night gets eveyone's attention as well: ice cream sodas, waffles and ice cream or frozen yogurt...Taco night as someone suggested is great, too. I have a book that lists hundreds of ideas--Little Things Long Remembered--some of which might just work for you and your children.