Admittedly I’m not much of a big “family activity” man. I suppose I could blame it on the fact that my family rarely went on small outings but regardless of that excuse, I never really developed a drive for doing family activities. I feel apathetic toward the whole idea since my own family is still really young (wife, one daughter, 3yrs.).
Recently though, I was thinking about how I wanted MY family relationships to develop and came to the conclusion that even though my daughter may be to young to remember what we do, the feelings she has and the interpersonal bonds (yes, I realize this sounds corny) she builds with me and my wife will remain.
A couple weeks ago I brought home one of those volcano stoves and took my daughter to the backyard to roast marshmallows. The whole experience lasted 15-20 minutes. I realized that it did more for me than it probably did for her. I’m now looking for more “simple” activities and if anyone has any ideas, feel free to post.