Quality Time Assignment

Assignment: My family and I rarely do anything apart from each other. We don’t really have quality time together because all our time is together. We feel like the more special moments are when we have dinner together or when we worship God together. For this assignment, tell how you and your family spend QUALITY time together.

How do we spend quality time?
What a challenge – to find the time and then carve it out so that nothing bumps it out. We love to camp as a family – to get away from the tv, the phone, and of course the computer. It seems we all get along so well while out camping or hiking or even fishing at the crack of dawn. (I would not know this part first hand, I am usually still sleeping or trying, but I have heard good things about the early fishing!)

We also like to read together. The role of reader, while still falls mostly with Robert or me, it starting to shift to my two bigger boys – they are starting to ask if they can read to everyone this time. I love that – what a gift for them to give all of us –a story read by them!
As for the kids and I – we spend our quality time doing school – I know that sounds cliché but I have found when I ignore the house and just focus on the school part of our day we just get along and have a great time. I love our school time! The kids seem to soak in the attention even though it is not so much one on one – but one to four. But either way we all seem blessed by our school time! I am just thankful to have privilege to do just that!
One more quality time things we do it Celebrate Days – we do this each month on the day of your birth (12th every month for me) and during/after dinner we all share something we enjoy about that person and we usually have dessert that day (a treat in our home). The kids LIVE for their day! They love to do this and are always tracking who is next and so on! Anyway we really enjoy this and it is good quality time for our family encouraging one another!
Memory Verse :
Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.
Till I come, devote yourself to [public and private] reading, to exhortation (preaching and personal appeals), and to teaching and instilling doctrine. 1 Timothy 4:12-13 (Amplified Bible)

3 thoughts on “Quality Time Assignment

  1. Great post! We love camping, too. You’re right — the kids seem to get along better when we remove the electronic distractions!Have a blessed week!BTW the picture of your son with the pumpkins is absolutely fantastic. You should frame that one!

  2. Oh Janelle, I completely agree, if I could only ignore the housekeeping. That’s why when we did the assignment on what keeps you motivated to do your housekeeping, someone reluctantly admitted she had a maid – I cheered! We should all have housekeepers so we can focus on being mothers!Mrs. SombraBFS Teacher

  3. the celebration on your date is a great idea-but I bet the Duggars would not be able to keep up with that because with soon to be 18 kids-I bet most days are taken! Love your post/pics…thanks!

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