I mentioned in the Raising Olives Community that one of our family traditions this time of year (and actually this is a tradition that we do year round) is jammie-drills.
Jama @ Life in a Full Shoe said, “Ok, I want to know what “jammie-drills” are.”
Funny thing is, I thought that Jama’s family is where we first heard about jammie-drills, I guess not. This idea is not original to us, we stole borrowed it from someone else, I just don’t remember who. 🙂
Here is how to conduct a jammie-drill. The children get ready for bed and get into bed as usual. The house stays quiet for 5-10 minutes and then dad grabs the car keys and shouts. “Jammie Drill! Jammie Drill!” The children leap out of bed and pick up the cry, “Jammie Drill! Jammie Drill!” They grab any younger siblings who may be nearly asleep (or in fact asleep, but we try to avoid that) and head out to the car in their “jammies”.
Now a proper jammie-drill involves swinging by a fast food drive-in, picking up milkshakes and eating them while driving around, enjoying being up past bedtime and talking. However, our practical side has taken over. We currently head to the Food City parking lot and the children and I wait in the car while dad goes and buys ice cream and sometimes fun toppings, then we head home to eat it. Not nearly as romantic (or easy) as the drive-in with mom and dad in their pajamas too, but much more budget friendly.
So what family traditions do you have that we can steal adopt?
I’ve posted more ideas for having fun with your kids.