The Benefits of a Family Hobby

familyhobbymainJerry Seinfeld famously said, "There's no such thing as 'fun for the family.'" True? We don't think so.

When Steve and I were dating our pastor talked about the importance of teaching his kids how to have genuine fun. He wanted them to so enjoy their time together as a family that when friends would come along to invite his offspring to go carousing, breaking windows and other unlawful things, they'd recognize the sham and say so: "Fun? That's not fun! I've had fun and that's not it!" Fun is skiing for the weekend, reading a good book or going to a ball game with mom, dad and siblings.

If membership in your family is fun, challenging and important -- something valuable -- your kids will be less likely to pull away.

[Read the rest of the article at Family Making.]