On the last day of school, after dinner, ‘the parents’ challenged ‘the kids’ to a game of basketball. As we were shooting hoops, dad got a call from work that he had to take. Except, ‘dad’ wasn’t my husband, Wade. ‘Dad’ was my nine-year-old son, Caden, dressed in ‘dad clothes.’
We have a fun tradition where the kids get to be the parents and the parents get to be the kids on the last day of school. Of course, we all exaggerate our roles. Wade and I had fun acting like the kids and intentionally annoying each other. The kids seemed to enjoy being the parents, asking us about the rules and doling out the consequences for our bad behavior.
My children’s favorite part, they get to stay up late and watch a movie after they’ve read us a bedtime story and tucked us into bed.
My favorite part of this tradition, it doesn’t take any prep work or effort. It’s fun, easy, and has created some lasting memories over the years.
What are some of your favorite easy family traditions?