We've discovered that as our girls get older and have their own social agenda, it is sometimes difficult to get good quality time together. Scheduling a date with them seems to work well. Tonight we have a Family Date Night (FDN) on the calendar.
It's been a while since our last FDN so I think everyone is looking forward to this evening. The rules are simple -- family only.
We've done a variety of activities for FDN from movie rentals, going out for dinner, playing cards or games, taking a hike, miniature golf, going to the movies, etc. It doesn't always involve going out, sometimes it's just a quiet evening at home.
Tonight we are going out. There's a new place in town called Time Out Corner which offers miniature golf and an arcade.
My favorite thing about FDN is that we interact with each other. I hate to admit it but as the girls have gotten older and schedules fill up, sometimes I feel like we're just going through the motions.
Has your family struggled with this too? What do you do to connect with each other again?