Good Times Create Great Memories
Spending time with my children, Zach and Kyleigh, is something I always look forward to. I am fortunate, as my kids enjoy doing similar activities. This makes it easier when we are all able to get together. That doesn’t happen often, but I cherish the times when it does.
I came up with ideas for planning a day with your adult children. Focus on what they like to do is a good first step. Luckily, neither of my kids has suggested sky-diving yet.
Museum of Your Choice
The Art Institute of Chicago can easily be a day trip if you live in Wisconsin. For my birthday this year I spent the day with Kyleigh and her friend, Sara,who is like a daughter to me. We met in Milwaukee early morning. We took the train down to Chicago, and visited the art museum and walked through Millenium Park. Art is one of my passions, and this is one of the top ten art museums in the world. Therefore, it is one of my all-time favorite places.
County or State Park for Hiking
What better way to spend a day with your kids, than enjoying a hike. Getting fresh air and physical activity are additional bonuses when you choose this option.
My kids and I love farmer’s market because we love fresh food. And, baked goods. You can justify the baked goods with all the walking you are doing and vegetables you are purchasing to take home.
I mentioned in a previous post about how my daughter invited me to a concert featuring the Boston band, Dropkick Murphys. I had never heard of them. A bit of online research informed me they are a Celtic punk band, therefore, out of my genre. But I couldn’t resist spending time with my daughter–we have fun no matter what we do- so I said yes. And, I had a lot of fun. If only we had a picture at the concert that wasn’t taken in the dark!
I am a huge animal advocate, and the Fundraising Coordinator for the local humane society. Therefore, volunteering for my family typically means animal-related events.
Any volunteer activity is a great way to help your community and spend quality time with your kids. There is a wide variety to choose from; have a discussion on what causes mean the most to each of you, then pick an event.
We found our Ella Bella at a fundraising event Kyleigh and I were volunteering at. Our table was set up right next to all the adoptable cats they brought in to show off.
Really, who could resist?
Wine Tasting & Food Festivals
All you have to do is Google wine tasting and you’ll see options of events in your state for any given period of time. The link below is an example, offering food and wine festival options for this fall in Wisconsin.
Wine & Art Class
These are so much fun, and not too expensive. Everyone goes home with a work of art created together. Plus, your art on the wall becomes a visual trigger for the memories of this time you spent with your kids.
Kyleigh bought me a glass-blowing class for my birthday last year. As you can see, we had a great time!
It’s all about having fun and making the most of the time you spend with your kids. Quality time is the key once your kids are adults.
Till next time, Sandra
Please share what you and your kids like to do together in the comments below!