Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Best, Worst, and Maybe Tomorrow

Just wanted to quickly share about a family tradition we started a long time ago. It's called "Best, Worst, and Maybe Tomorrow". I read about it somewhere, but I forgot where.

It's simple, and it takes less than a minute. It gives the kids a special moment with Mom/Dad, and can lead into a more in-depth conversation if the need arises. The kids love it.

At night, when they are ready for bed or already tucked in, each child tells me about the day that is ending - what they liked best, what was the worst, and something to think about for the next day.

It is interesting to see what they pick. It helps them put into perspective that even if they think they didn't get to do everything they wanted to do today, there's always tomorrow. And my favorite is when they can't think of anything for the "worst" category.


  1. I find this activity a useful tool for sharing emotions and worries (if they have any) as well as things they want to achieve.

    I read about this a while ago too but can't remember the source either!

  2. We do "high/low"after school.

  3. What a good idea, thank you for sharing it with us! God bless!

  4. We did this growing up, while at the dinner table. Haven't thought of it for quite some time. Thanks for sharing the idea :)

  5. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

  6. My parents, brother and I give our " rose and thorn" for the day before praying for bed, and/ or having family devotions. :)


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