Marking Remembrance is so important. We should never forget and instilling this into our children to take forward to future generations is something as parents we have the ability to do.
It's not hard to do. It's an easy responsibility for parents and an obligation that we should all take heed too.
Each year we do an activity with our children to enforce this Remembrance: making a poppy with fallen leaves, creating milk carton lanterns...
Or, this year's activity, raking poppies in the sand.
It's an opportunity to come together as a family and take time to reflect on the reasons for doing what we do. We talk, we grasp at understanding and we instill that importance. And that is paramount to us as parents.
Remembrance is something that is very much part of our everyday lives and it ensures we grasp onto an appreciation for all we have today. For all those who have fallen, we will pass on that Remembrance.
Lest we forget.
Deborah is better know as Mrs FD on her Family Days Tried and Tested Facebook Page where she chats and shares daily about the reality of family life and how to make every day more enjoyable. You can read more by Deborah at familydaystriedandtested.com.