NanoPoblano 2016 – Day Sixteen – Extended Families playing together


NanoPoblano  2016 – Day Sixteen – Extended Families playing together

#NaBloPoMo – Day Sixteen  of – Cheer Peppers NanoPoblano 30 Day Challenge

Families doing things together.

One of the best ways to keep a family together is to do something different occasionally to what you do every weekend.

So if you spend most weekends working around the home as a lot of working parents do think of something to do to make it a memorable day together as a complete family unit.

Ideas that don’t need to cost a fortune.

  • If you have a young family take them down to the park and feed the ducks, have a picnic lunch and spend time playing with them on the swings etc.
  • Have a barbeque and let the older ones do the cooking, train them to do it safely.
  • Pack a picnic lunch and off to the beach, beach coming or fishing.
  • Have a bike ride together, stop and have an ice-cream on the way, if you are around a shop.
  • Family day at the swimming pool.
  • Go shopping and celebrate by doing something you normally would not do – be proud that you are a parent.
  • Children love it even if you just take a bat and ball, or cricket set and go to the park, and have a game, remember the picnic.
  • Include half brothers and sisters in family outings – where both sides of the parents work together to have a pleasant day out, (past problems must be forgotten for the peace of the children, in most cases, it wasn’t their fault why there was a broken home.)

I know we used to do it and you would be surprised how many other families would join in on the afternoon fun (for example playing a game of baseball, cricket, football), and sometimes we would have a barbeque together at the park with the other family making it a great days outing.

If you have elderly parents remember to include them in some of your weekend outings, it is a way to thank them for being your parents, because without them you wouldn’t have been born and there would be no family.

It is also good for your morale, you will feel much happier at work during the week, the work that didn’t get done over the weekend can wait until you get back to it, but I bet it gets done quicker after a day away from home. Enjoy your family while you can, your children grow very quickly, and your parents won’t be around forever.

Fifty years ago doing things like that was done all the time, but these days it is very seldom seen.

It gives your parents something to remember, at the end of a closing day it will bring back pleasant memories for months to come, memories are precious to young and old alike.

Precious Memories

The years go by so fast, give time to taking some photos that your children will remember, those day’s spend as a family unit together.

Use a camera and get some printed, not a cell phone, as I find most photos taken by a cellphone never ever get seen again, or only seen by the person taking them.

In the years to come your children will treasure them as they will bring back memories, that your children will talk about in years to come of those days spent together as a family.

Happy days with everyone, with plenty of laughter and fun, good for every bodies health.



  1. This is such a beautiful post, Elsie, and right on the mark. Time with family is very important. Like you said, our babies grow up way too fast and our parents are gone before we know it. Take pictures, lots of them. Record their stories and these moments together. I have always been camera shy. I don’t like having my picture taken. But, it was pointed out to me that some day there may be grandchildren that will wonder what their grandma looked like. I shouldn’t leave them wondering like I have been left to wonder about some of my forefathers and foremothers. I would dearly love photos of them. I have made an effort to allow myself to be in photos and to event take photos of myself so that those in the future do not have to wonder. They might not like what they see, but they won’t have to wonder. 🙂

    Thank you for such a wonderful post. Have a blessed day!

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    • So very true about our forefathers and mothers, I have no photos of them also. Shame, it would be nice.
      You have a beautiful photo for your profile.
      Sending lots of love your way, enjoy life while we can.

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      • I am sorry that you don’t have photos of your foremothers and fathers. I have very few. I don’t have any of my mother’s maternal grandparents. I have one of her paternal grandmother. I have several of her Pressley great-grandparents. You know where I found them? On the Internet. Maybe you could do searches of your family names and get lucky like I did, too. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
        Thank you for the compliment regarding my profile photo. It is one of my favorites of me and David together. It was taken a few months after our son left for the Marine Corps and the girls were gone off to their universities, Fall 2014.
        My intention is for us to take at least one of us together each month. Some months we forget (we missed taking the photo on our anniversary!). Thank you again. Have a blessed day. 🙂

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