Many good memories your children will have later in life will be because you were intentional in making them, and it’s fun to listen to them talk about these good times during dinners around the table in your home. Here are a few questions to help your children to reminisce about the good old times and to begin exciting new experiences as they share what each memory means to them.
What was your favorite vacation? Tell me about it!
Encourage them to tell the details of what they liked the best and who else was involved. When they tell these stories, they will remember them longer, and they will hold on to these happy times with your family.
Would you rather go camping or stay in a hotel?
Your kids might be different on the answers, but it should tell you something about their personalities. Even if your kids prefer a hotel, you might want to take them camping so they experience it and have a lasting memory.
As a family, where should we go that we have not yet been?
This is where you, as the parent, can be intentional by helping them experience something they wanted to try. You might give them some options to control the age appropriate experience such as rock climbing, canoeing, golfing, and so on.
During one of our family gatherings, our youngest son, Nathan, said he wanted to go camping because he had never been. Danielle and I began to gather the equipment over time to make this happen for the whole family. We have now been on several camping trips, and as the kids got older, they continued to go with their friends and love the memories of each experience. Be intentional about making fun, long-lasting memories with your children that they will cherish forever. C2it!