This year, I came up with a trick the family of hung…
Typically, in the past, we’ll just hang in a large group of parents, in-laws, siblings, cousins, and so on. At the end of the trip, although we’ve technically spent a few days together, I feel as if I did not get the quality time with certain people because the crowd is so great. It almost felt like we had been at a cocktail party, where you talk about this and that, but not really Talk about.
But then in our family vacation this summer, my dad and I decided to sneak out to dinner, just the two of us. We leave the other crew is at home, and we go out and fish and carrots and chocolate mousse in small glasses. We talk about everything, from work to raise children’s books to the song of the flight situation. This is a special night for both of us.
It is interesting, in fact it reminds me of a children’s behaviour tip: If the kids are making overall, we tried to spend 20 minutes on the floor with them just to play, chat, and this can help so much with behavior, because they feel connected and do not need to seek our attention. But the feeling is great with the parents/in laws/siblings!
Now my dad and I jokingly asked us”20 minutes”on a trip to go for a walk together, or go for a glass of wine at a neighbor point. My mom and I go to the movies when she visited last month, and my sister and my pedicure this Thanksgiving; it’s always good to get that one-on-one time.
Things you can sneak away to do a special person:
Go to the shopping area.
Browse a nearby bookstore.
Try on makeup together or doing mask!
Go out to coffee or tea.
Get a manicure or pedicure.
Or even just steal away to a quiet room in the house together for a cosy chat.
Thoughts? How do you connect with family? I’d love to hear…
P. S. The most bizarre the best part of the trip, and to the White House holiday party.
(Photo of my dad in Fitzroy in Cornwall.)