as part of the parenting course we are doing a suggestion was made that kiwi’s aren’t great at celebrations outside of birthdays – how much do we just celebrate our families for no good reason???
The Atlas got all enthusiastic (love that!) and suggested we have a family awards night each week
on Monday night we each draw a name out of the hat and all week we watch that person and then on a Friday night we have a special candle-lit dinner (we have candles with whatever dinner we planned!)
after dinner each person stands up and talks about who they were watching and what that person did well/ they loved noticing
and gives them an award (a BIG chocolate bar for the first night but usually a mini-bar or something little)
You can see by the boys’ expressions how special it was for them
I love that The Atlas is on board with wanting to do a good job of parenting our boys and I love that we have a new family tradition based around noticing each others strengths and contributions.
This year I am making more of a conscious effort to have quality moments with my boys. B.M.W.B (becoming the mama I want to be) is my way of recording and hopefully inspiring other mama’s too. Please inspire me with the little moments you are snatching with your little people OR with ideas I could do with mine. If you have blogged about it please leave a comment so we can all visit and encourage each other.
Simple. Achievable. Intentional: becoming the mama I want to be