I love creating new family traditions with my husband and kids. There is something exciting about doing an activity that everyone looks forward to, whether it is something small or elaborate.
Over the years we have started various traditions. My husband always teases us that if we do something more than once, “you’d better watch out because mommy is going to make this a tradition!” It’s the truth though. If something sticks and the whole family enjoys it, then I like to make a big deal out of the next time we get to do it again.
One of my favorite regular traditions in our house is what we call “pajama day.” This day is exactly what it sounds like - it is a day for vegging out, relaxing and staying in our PJ’s all day long. Board games, movies, reading and naps are always high on the agenda. To keep pajama day as a regular tradition, our family looks at the calendar each month and figures out which weekend day will work the best for us. As my kids get older and our schedules get crazier with sports events, church activities, birthday parties and school functions, finding a pajama day every month has become more difficult. We try to do it as often as we can though because I really think a day at home to relax with each other does us all a bit of good.
One requirement of pajama day, enforced by my kids, is that we get to have a big breakfast. I am lucky because what they love to have just happens to be my favorite breakfast food…Fluffy French Toast.
If your family is need of a little recharge, try adding a pajama day to your calendar. Even if you can only do it a few times a year, the chance to rejuvenate together is a tradition worth creating.
Fluffy French Toast
15 min | 5 min prep
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons white sugar
12 slices Texas Toast bread
Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. (Putting everything in a food processor or blender works well for this as well).
Heat a lightly sprayed griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated.
Cook bread a few minutes on each side until golden.
Serve with butter, maple syrup, granulated sugar or powdered sugar.