Who is in charge at your house? At mine, it is a combination or joint effort. Tom and I both share the responsibility of making things work. We each play a part in a bigger picture. We both cook, clean, fold laundry and do the yard work, although I tend to let him and the kids do it when it comes to raking leaves. That unique balance of give and take makes life work for us.
It isn’t perfect because we do disagree at times, but we stop and listen to each other and what the other person has to say. That is not always easy in the passions of the moment but not unlike thousands of other families that teamwork is the glue that holds us all together. The dynamics of family today is an interesting phenomenon. Technology, outside influences and work have made is harder in many ways for the family unit to survive.
Laughter is one of the key ingredients that help to pull it together. Yes, we get silly sometimes because everyone needs to laugh, at themselves.
Everyone in my house brings something unique and significant to the table and that’s important. Sometimes with kids, helping them to understand that isn’t always the easiest thing, but it is such a necessary part of the picture.
The family unit is one of the hardest things to maintain it seems like there are more and more single families, broken families, and people who don’t make those human connections. They’re important! Whether it’s a nerf war, talking, or just poking each other it’s a key ingredient.
A family pulls together when times are good or bad, they are there for each other, help each other. I’ve always felt that my strength comes from my family. There council and input make me stronger as a person because I know there is nothing we as a whole cannot accomplish and that no matter where we are we make it work together.
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
-- Anthony Brandt