"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Friday, December 7, 2007

"Family Night" Fun

Every few weeks our family does something called Family Night. We usually do something pretty goofy in the hopes of teaching a memorable scriptural or character-related lesson to our kids. Last time we blindfolded our kids and had them touch a raw cow's tongue (making guesses about what it was). We got to talk about how "the tongue can bless or make a mess" and reinforce the power of words and what a powerful weapon the tongue can be. Tonight we allowed the kids to stand on the counter and drop an egg on the floor . . . it was really fun until they discovered that they had to clean it up!! We then encouraged them to "think about THAT before it goes splat"! to help hammer home the concept of consequences (and the importance of carefully considering our plans before acting). Emily declared it her favorite family night yet!