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How To Make Family Weekend Breakfast Special
Sigh, Monday. Our weekdays look a lot different now that school has started. Normal weekday meals usually consist of something hastily thrown together before we are out the door for our next activity. Rarely do we get to sit down together, let alone connect as much as I would like. But family meals together are not just important for our sanity; they are critical in this household. This past weekend, I was reminded just how much we LOVE our weekend family breakfast traditions. Today I’m sharing how to make family weekend breakfast special and why we NEED these traditions for a happy and healthy family.
1. We Slow Down
It may seem silly, but I have to constantly remind myself and my family that this is NOT like our usual week routine. Always rushing, always reminding certain little ones to chew or behave is the norm…but NOT during the weekends. I let the kids graze, relax, and have fun. It is the weekend after all! We all slow down and just take in the time we have together.
2. We Ditch the Electronics
Goodbye, cartoons! Sayonara, social media! Do you feel like electronics are zapping your brains too? Weekends are the perfect days to unplug from the world of technology and focus on more important things, like our family. You’ll be so glad that you did this.
3. We Make Breakfast Together
It’s our little weekend family tradition. Little feet moving around the house. Little hands grabbing the nearest step stool. Little giggles as they set the stools down right at the kitchen counter.
I grab our favorite weekend breakfast indulgence from the fridge. Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. Smiles and cheers build as we hear that familiar “popping” noise of the can.
My little kitchen helpers delicately place the rolls in the pan. They are the cooking experts today. Into the oven they go as the house begins to fill with the delightful smells of cinnamon. Perfect for fall!
And the best part? The icing, of course. No weekend breakfast treat is complete without the ooey gooey icing. And my master chef son enjoys icing every last corner.
4. We Connect
Within in minutes you can find the whole family crowded around the breakfast table. Catching up on our week, slowing down from our busy lives, laughing and reconnecting….I wouldn’t trade these family moments for anything. We don’t let our busy weeks get in the way of our family time. I look forward to special family weekend breakfasts every single week. In fact, I count down the days.
Making sweet family memories? Absolutely!
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