Quality family time at the Little BIG DASH
Little BIG DASH is an event ‘where family, fun and fitness collide’. Families take on 10 colourful and fun obstacles over three kilometres together. When Bupa asked us if we wanted to go, we thought, 'hey, why not' and signed up!
After listening to so many people saying to me, “Enjoy the year before school,” my eldest child headed off to school this year. And the quality time we used to spend together has become less and less. It's now typically confined to the afternoons when she’s tired, or on the weekends.
It’s been a big adjustment, one that has been hard on both of us, so we always try to make family time a priority as I find having fun together really helps strengthen family bonds and open up conversations. It gives you common interests and experiences to chat about around the dinner table.
Despite all our busy routines, I often find that once you recognise the importance of something such as family time, you're more likely to try a little harder to find the time to do it.
My daughter and I both love to cook and I love that cooking with her means we are not only having fun, but she is also learning an important life skill. It can be as simple as choosing ingredients left over in the fridge and tossing a salad together or making a stirfry! What is important is that we are spending time together.
Having fun together as a family outdoors doing physical activity is also really important to us. This can be as simple as walking to school or going for a bigger bush walk on the weekend.
A couple of weeks ago we did something a bit different together and signed up for the Little BIG DASH.
Little BIG DASH is (according to their website) an event ‘where family, fun and fitness collide’. And families take on 10 colourful and fun obstacles over three kilometres together. When Bupa asked us if we wanted to go, we thought, 'Hey why not,' and signed the family up.