Last weekend while at the Hearts at Home conference, one of the speakers, Sharon Autry, gave those of us in the audience a great idea. Her presentation (with her sister) was on ways to get to your child’s heart, and one of the areas was to “Laugh Along the Way” while parenting. Her idea was this: put your kids to bed using your normal bedtime routine. About 5 minutes after you’ve said goodnight, run in, flip the lights on, and tell them to get in the car because you’re going out for ice cream. I knew right away that Matt would love this, and that we’d have to try it soon.
Lucky for us, it’s spring break week, so no need to wait until it’s not a school night. I remembered today that one of our local favorite places should be open by now for the season, so we decided that we’d try it tonight!
I’ll let the videos tell the story from here.