But now we have kids in two different youth groups - on different nights of the week and a third night out with a small group Bible study for the high schooler. We are so knackered from driving them around to all their other activities (that I've paid money for so I feel quite motivated about getting them to those things) that it can feel easy to say 'oh, let's just have a break from all that for this week'.
So easy to do, but hugely important to not do. You may have noticed that I don't talk much about what we 'do' as a Christian family - we don't have great structures in place for family Bible reading or anything like that. Just being honest - we're a bit useless on that front.
My kids will only have the same experience if I create time in their lives for it. If I commit to driving them to these activities. If I am willing to invest financially in the camps. And if I keep reminding myself what's of real value in the long run. Is it being a child who had every opportunity in music or a child who knows and trusts Jesus for themselves? It's a no brainer, but so easy to forget.