Happy Thursday everybody!
I hope you’ve all been enjoying your week!
I have to tell you about this thing my family does…
Actually it’s somewhat of a new tradition for us BUT after the very first one… we were hooked!
So what is family breakfast?
Just as simple as it sounds actually!
Family ➕ breakfast = family breakfast
One day my five year old was sitting at the table eating breakfast and as I ran by to shovel another scoop of cereal down my throat she said,
“Mommy are you eating breakfast with me?”
You mean actually sit my butt on a chair while I eat instead of running around like a crazy person trying to get stuff done?!
It felt pretty absurd at first to be completely honest.
If I’m not running around, how will everything get done???
Skeptically lowering myself into a chair.
That morning was one of the best mornings I’d had in a long time.
When the next Sunday rolled around there I was again… eating my breakfast sitting down.
This time we invited Daddy and baby sister to join us!
Andddd… the rest is history!
Now EVERY Sunday we look forward to “family breakfast”.
We attend a Saturday evening church service, so “snazzing” up our favorite breakfast foods after sleeping in on Sunday morning is what we call “family breakfast”.
Bacon, eggs, hash browns, fruit, COFFEE, plus a sweet entree are what our Sunday mornings entail.
Wonder no more what to do with the 20 butter braids taking up all of your freezer room.
My mouth is watering as I write this.
I’m a sucker for breakfast food you guys…
Now I get it to eat the best of them once a week!
Not convinced yet?
Here’s a little more:
Family breakfast is the one time a week when I get to start the day with my entire family all sitting down together.
Many of us do family dinner but not family breakfast.
It’s a different type of bonding.
In the morning we are rested and our emotional capacity is full.
Mornings are the only time all day that I function with a “normal” level of anxiety.
It’s the only time I’m emotionally able to give my full self to my family.
There is literally nothing quite like family breakfast.❤️
It’s a great meeting place to discuss upcoming plans for the week.
Soccer? Doctors appointments? No school on Friday?
What is on the schedule for the upcoming week?
Family breakfast gets everyone on the same page 👍❤️👍
We learn more about each other every single week.
We have one of those question card games that we received in a chick-fil-a happy meal.
Questions are like, “If you could go anywhere where would you go”.
It’s a great conversation starter and you are always learning new things about each other!
It includes my favorite foods and my favorite people.
Breakfast fans rejoice! 🙌
I do in fact, each bacon once a week…. 🥓🥓🥓😳
Family breakfast opens the door for more structured family activities!
Last Sunday during family breakfast my five year old goes,
“We should go with Daddy to his haircut then go to the park after!”
How will the house get cleaned?!
The weekend is only TWO DAYS.
I need to stop treating Sundays like Mondays!
Anyone else guilty of that?!
I was very skeptical at first but family breakfast turned into family DAY and…
We had a freaking blast.
So be it if my Monday workload just doubled.
Monday’s are Monday’s.
The kids had an absolute blast and I must admit I enjoyed the dose of vitamin D as well.
- If your Sunday morning schedule is hectic👇
Do family breakfast in the way it works for you.
Bagels and coffee after church?!
Conversation instead of music in the car while enjoying a snack on the way to stop one of twenty for the day?
Family breakfast is whatever you make it.
- If Sunday is just a plain old terrible day for you👇
Choose the day that works for you!
You need to have family breakfast once a week I’m seriously telling you…
- Not a breakfast person? 👇
First off I’m not sure if we can be friends…. 😳 just kidding!
But breakfast is good for you.
DO FAMILY BREAKFAST!
- No family? 👇
Have family breakfast with your boyfriend/girlfriend.
Invite Betty next door over for coffee and bagels…
I promise you after the first few times it won’t feel so awkward.
You may even decide you like Betty so much you want her at family everything.
You and your dog?
If that’s literally all you can manage then do it!
Just remember to put away your cell phone in a safe place 👌
Spike needs your undivided attention!
Family breakfast is all about starting your day with intentionality.
I’ve seen the benefits of this and they keep on coming.
So please, try family breakfast this weekend.
Don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know how much you loved it ❤️
Normal I am not!
How did I turn into this high energy family breakfast enthusiast?
Probably not how you’re thinking…
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