So we worked on our family mission statement this weekend, and I read the Bruce Feiler chapter about talking to your kids about sex.
We’re enjoying taking the mission (he calls it branding) slowly… what do we stand for, really? What are the most important things to all of us? When my J. and I talked about this before, our kids were younger and not part of our conversation. Now that we all have something to bring to the table, it feels more important, and better.
*EPIPHANY!* At dinner this evening we were talking about the words that represented our family. It was an okay conversation, but then I had an epiphany. I asked my daughters, “How would you want to describe us to, let’s say, a friend from college who can’t go home for Thanksgiving. How would you want to complete this… “Come to our house… it’s _______; for Thanksgiving we always ________; my mom ___________; my dad _____________.” Then our talk really evolved.
And now, I’m feeling like the Secrets of Happy Families blog posts are coming to an end. I’ll check back in on them now and again. I would really suggest, if you feel like you’ve had your fill of parenting books, or if you are looking for one, that this is healthy part of a parenting library. Even if you feel your “parenting booked out” I would add this one to the shelf.