We had an 8 hour car journey last week to Cappadocia. And then another 8 hour journey back!
Praise God for modern technology – DVD’s and PSP kept the kids going for a fair bit of the journey. But you can’t keep your eyes glued to a small screen for that many hours, especially when you’re sharing with 3 others.
So we hit upon a ‘game’ that the kids loved. They could ask me any question they liked about myself. They got the hang of this one real quick!
Sample questions were, ‘What was the most embarrassing moment of your life?’, ‘What was the naughtiest thing you did as a child?’
I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love hearing stories from my childhood, about my family, and things God has done for me. I remember as a child loving hearing about my Mum and Dad too.
Telling stories presents a real natural way of sharing values with your kids, of being honest with them about times in your life you messed up, of God’s forgiveness and love, of miracles God’s done for you…..and just a whole load of fun and silly memories.
Of course, you can draw a line if questions start getting too personal…..you don’t have to tell them everything! It’s not ‘Truth or Dare!’
Once they’ve finished on you, they can start on your husband!
This game lasted us till we got home, and then they wanted to carry it on some more last night after dinner too!
I’m running out of stories I can remember. My 7 year old daughter, put a scarf over my head, pretending it was a thinking cap, and said, ‘Maybe this will help you remember some more!’
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