Tuesday and Thursday nights the older boys have basketball practice. Wednesday night is Bible class. Fridays and Saturdays include basketball games. Sundays are full of fellowship and worship times.
And that leaves Mondays.
Once basketball season ends and soccer season begins, we’ll shuffle everything around and our evenings will be full in different ways. But for now, I am really appreciating our Monday evenings off.
Monday nights lately have been so enjoyable. A fun dinner that we can enjoy together for longer than a “hurry and eat so we won’t be late.” Board games. Snacks. Movies. And the past two Mondays? We’ve gone to the gym together and played three-on-three basketball. So what if I’m stiff and sore for days afterward? Playing basketball with all six of us has been sooooo much fun!
Next Monday, we’ve invited a young college couple over for dinner. The Monday after that? Well, who knows? But it’s nice to know that we can look forward to being intentional about family focused time that evening too.
This season in life, with our teenage and pre-teen boys being so active in sports and church activities, we are having a blast. I love watching their character develop as they listen to and work hard for coaches, as they juggle responsibilities, as they interact with friends, and as they minister to others.
Monday nights bring moments with few distractions and lots of crazy goofing off. I cherish it all as I soak up my time with these amazing boys. (And I will continue to talk smack when we play games, because as much as I love them, I still like to win.)
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