Including Your Kids In Your Hobbies

My mother-in-law gave me great advice the other day… she encouraged me to look for ways to include my kids in my hobbies.

This made me ask myself the first important question … What are my hobbies?

Hmmm…(I just had to ask my sister)… lol thats sad.

I like to exercise (is that a hobby?), I like to make personalized gifts (crafting a little), I like to cook (but not bake), and the obvious… I like to work/play on the computer.

So here is a small example of how I involve my kids in  “working” on the computer…

It makes sense to include your kids in your hobbies right? It is just hard to purpose it sometimes. But, I love to go on walks with my kids, cook with my kids, and craft with my kids so I should include all of those things in our daily routine since I enjoy them so much, AND take them on adventures so they can discover their hobbies.

Can you easily think of your hobbies or do you have to remind yourself what you used to enjoy?

My mother and father-in-law did a phenominal job training my husband as a child.  He is so disciplined – he helps around the house, he is always on top of the yard work, he fixes our household glitches, but he also has hobbies that he enjoys.  

I want to train my children like that…to “work” hard and to play hard!

What are your hobbies and how do you (or can you) include your children in them?

I would love some more  ideas. 🙂

P.S.  Someone tell my husband I want a learning tower for Christmas!  I can’t believe I don’t have one yet, but if I get one I can include the kids even more in the cooking – a stool isn’t cutting it!

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2 Comments on Including Your Kids In Your Hobbies

  1. melanie
    November 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Maybe pat can share his hobby, building, with the kids and build you a training tower.

    • Jessica
      November 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Good idea MeMe! And there we go, another example of how much I can learn from you. 😉


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