engaging childen with family hobbies

My husband and I do not often watch television shows around our two kids. But last night they crawled on the couch while my husband and I watched Property Brothers (now on Netflix, hooray!) It reminded me of how I enjoyed watching Lynette Jennings Design with my Mom when I was a little girl. My mom's interior design interest and working with my Dad and his power tools most certainly influenced my interest in home and product design. 

We went shopping at Habitat on Saturday. One of our family's consistent hobbies is thrifting. It is always hit and miss (the beauty of the hunt!) Sometimes we find furniture, sometimes a tool. It is always a unique experience. Early elementary schoolers are at a great age for thrift store shopping. They understand small amounts of money and enjoy the hunt. They also generally understand not breaking fragile items ;)

  This would make a beautiful piece as part of a Christmas setting! $3 still seems high for me. I would have purchased for $1.

 

This would make a beautiful piece as part of a Christmas setting! $3 still seems high for me. I would have purchased for $1.

  The antique bentwood rocking chair was $10 and needs a new seat. I just watched a recaning rattan tutorial and plan to go back and purchase if it is still available. This rocking chair style is fairly common but the lines are beautiful and it is a great price. 

 

The antique bentwood rocking chair was $10 and needs a new seat. I just watched a recaning rattan tutorial and plan to go back and purchase if it is still available. This rocking chair style is fairly common but the lines are beautiful and it is a great price. 

One of the beautiful things about including children in a hobby is they learn more about their parents. The kids are not the focal point but are very much involved. And it will very likely influence their life choices in the future. So think up some fun activities you can do as a family!