There has been no family unity between our kids for a while now. They have been slowly growing apart. Lots of fighting, bickering, refusal to help each other, ect... This all came to a head Sunday evening while we had a serious family talk. Our kids have always been really close, but we have been running around too much lately and not having enough family time. So...we grounded them, and ourselves :) No TV, no video games, no going to friends houses, no playing by ourselves....Only family time! So to start things off yesterday, the kids worked together on their chores, instead of just doing their own. Then they put a puzzle together....together :) After a really great day of team work we had a family night. We went to tacobell (uck, but its cheap...) Went and saw RIO in 3D. Then we turned dessert into a team building game :) we took the kiddos to fro-yo, but they had to share...one for the girls and one for the boys. They had to pick out a favor together, each pick out one topping and then eat it without fighting, or pigging out. They did great :)
Hopefully tonight it will be nice enough to go on a walk after dinner, and we plan on playing uno or maybe dominoes.....and I picked them up another puzzle :)
There were a few bad attitudes when they first got up yesterday (because we are such evil parents....) but they got better by lunch time. For the rest of the week they have to find ways to be kind to each other, and go out of their way to do something nice for someone else at least once a day. Play time is group actives only....board games, basketball, puzzles.
They really do love each other