Sunday, December 29, 2019

Be Memorable & Hand Down the Faith

Part of handing down the faith - a big part of it - is taking the time to build a close relationship with your grandchildren/children. There are certainly many ways to do this, but one way is by planning opportunities together to just have fun. These fun times together help you build a strong and close relationship as you make memories which will last beyond your own years - and give you natural opportunities to have important faith conversations while you are having fun as well.

In 2020 I am going to plan special monthly fun days with my grandsons to help build these close, strong relationships with them. Each month one of my grandsons will go through the silly holidays for the month with me and they will pick a couple of their favorites and then all of us will celebrate those silly days together on a special Saturday. For example, my youngest grandson is starting with the month of January. There are many possibilities for a "fun day" in January - for example . . .
  • January 4th is National Spaghetti Day
  • January 5th is National Whipped Cream Day
  • January 13th is National Rubber Duckie Day
  • January 15th is National Hat Day
  • January 19th is National Popcorn Day
  • January 21st is National Hugging Day (one I thought had possibilities!)
  • January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day
  • January 27th is National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
  • January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day
  • January 31st is National Hot Chocolate Day
  • January 31st is National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
These are just a few of the many silly holidays in the month of January and my youngest grandson thinks for our January Fun Day we will celebrate National Rubber Duckie Day, National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, National Hot Chocolate Day and National Whipped Cream Day by decorating rubber duckies, hiding, then finding the ducks and enjoying hot cocoa with whipped cream. We will take photos and have lots of fun just doing something silly to celebrate together - it is likely the boys will always remember celebrating our National January Rubber Duckie, Inspire our Hearts with Art, Hot Chocolate and Whipped Cream Day!

Consider having some silly fun this year with your grandchildren/ children - check the silly holidays at this link - and get ready for a year of fun, memories and growing closer. This is something you could do with your grandchildren near or far - just connect to choose the holidays you are celebrating, then gather supplies, send some to them and use the internet to connect and enjoy celebrating "together"!

Sometimes handing down the faith is just about celebrating, being silly, having fun and building a strong relationship in ways they will never forget!

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