This question has become a touchstone in our family. We ask it at dinnertime- whether that dinner is happening at the dining room table or in a halfhazard gathering in the living room, it is a a way to connect and bring people present.
If the adults in the room are just a *wee* bit exhausted and grouchy, it is a way to pull us out of our funk. (How can you stay grouchy when your four year old says his favorite part of the day was when you played a game with him?)
You know, dinner is “supposed to be” this nice connecting point in your day. The truth of the matter is, my husband and I both tend to be run ragged by dinnertime. In fact, frequently he’s not even home yet by the time I’m feeding the kids. I am thankful to have discovered this little ritual to help bring connection even on days when I am just WORN out.
At dinner time tonight ask your kids what their favorite part of the day was. Go around to everyone at the table and find out their answer. Even if they had a crummy day, was their some little bright spot? I hope this brings you a *new* favorite part of your day.