We could definitely try harder. We always make sure that we are together on family nights but tend to justify baseball practice or a trip to the grocery store together as our activity and lesson.
But I've come to realize something. It doesn't always have to be about scripture reading, service, or family meetings. I need to stop feeling guilty when I don't plan ahead for a lesson and a treat. (Although that is the ideal goal.)
What we did last night was a treat in and of itself. It's something we've never done before but turned out to be a huge success. It was simple. It was fun. And although it wasn't something that taught my children to strive to be better people and it didn't teach them anything about Heavenly Father, church doctrine or the prophets... it definitely brought us closer together and strengthened our love for one another.
And ate peanut butter/milk chocolate chips right out of the bag.
And we were happy.