Living Simple! I have concerns; for anyone who knows me, that last statement shouldn’t come as a shock.
I have concerns about the basic family unit in this country.
I was thinking back to my childhood and some of the traditions we had. Every Sunday we would go for a drive as a family. It usually lasted an hour or two, and as I recall, my dad was usually in charge in determining a destination, but still, it was pretty much set in stone that on Sunday afternoon we were going for that drive.
Now of course, as I got older, I was much more interested in playing sports on those afternoons, but it really wasn’t up for debate. Sundays were family days and that was all there was to it.
I’m wondering how many families in the United States have “family time.” Certain traditions, like the one I just mentioned, that go on month after month and year after year; I think they are important, and I’ll tell you why.
Life is moving at much too fast a pace nowadays. In many families both parents work. In many families, the kids are signed up for ten activities. In many families, there is no time for family time.
Now, read that again….there is no time for family time!
I find that sad!
I think traditions are an important part of any family; we still do things that were done by my parents, and their parents, and their grandparents. It is a sort of bonding of generations, and a passing down of history, and I think every family should have it.
What traditions are you creating for your family?