Every Friday when the kids come home, I provide a special treat (usually store-bought like this one Bethany and I found for 50 cents at the Target bakery), and invite them to the table. In exchange for the treat, they have to bring their backpacks to the table (lots of good stuff comes home on Fridays!) and tell three things about their week. That's it. Then of course we follow up with questions. What usually happens is that they end up interrupting each other to add stuff.
We are very blessed that Lee usually works from home, and can take a few minutes to come and be a part of this good time of sharing. If he didn't, we would probably want to make it work at a time when he could be included. And let's just be real here. Sometimes life happens and we don't get to the weekly wrap-up. We just go with the flow and do a Weekly Warm-up the following Monday. We're flexible like that.
So today as Ben was on his way out the door...
Ben: When I get home I will either want to play Wii or look at my Pokemon cards. (See what I mean about the agenda?)
Me: Well just remember there will be a Weekly Wrap-up first.
Ben: Yes! A treat!
Me (to myself): Yes! And I get to find out what's going on at school! :-)