Enjoying family time does not take too much. You only need the right moment to gather all of the members of your family on a table in the living room and all kinds of conversation may ensue afterward. But having a conversation over nothing is as boring as you could have thought. Things would go stale quicker that you expected and everyone in the room would excuse themselves out of the room to do other things they think are more interesting to go through. In a conversation, interesting topic should be present to act as a linchpin that grabs everyone’s attention. Do not just go over things that has been discusses for so many times over the week. Do not go all over way back to the question of how everyone’s day is. You could ask such a question but do not fixate over this question so much so that it becomes the entire conversation for the day. Your kids would especially appreciate if you just skip this introductory remark and go straight to something interesting. Try your best not to turn the TV on. TV might be some solution when the conversation has grown stale and too boring to even be understood.
Switching the TV on would distract everyone so try to use it as the last resort to save the day. But as long as an engaging conversation takes place, there should be no need to switching it on. Snacks could be present as well. After all, what is a conversation without snacks? If you plan to include some snacks, choose something that is of healthier variety such as fruits or salad. Oily and fried stuff should be avoided at all cost. Also, try to stay away from carbs during this period because there is mealtime coming in soon. Having snacks too much in prior will only spoil everyone’s appetite.
Regarding the timing, there is nothing better than the afternoon of weekend time. It is when everyone is done with their work for the week and ready to enjoy all of the fun things. There no longer are needs to anticipate busy activities. Everyone’s schedule should be open by this time so it is a perfect moment to gather all of the family members and converse with one another about the highlights of their days of the week. To improve quality time, serve cups of tea for everyone to enjoy. Nobody hates tea and you and your family would love the warm sensation of the beverage when you take a sip out of the cup. Choose quality tea because only quality tea can ensure the most interesting moments among your family members. Choose sugar or honey to sweeten the beverage but not too much, just enough to tickle your palate. Quality time with your family members should be the easiest thing to do. They are the people you are closest with and this should definitely make it easier for you to connect further with them all the time.