National Pigs in a Blanket Day

What? That’s a thing? Yep! April 24th is National Pigs in a Blanket Day.

I can smell them baking – lil’ smokies wrapped in a blanket of canned crescent rolls then dipped in ketchup and mustard paired with a glass of cold chocolate milk. Yum!

Sometimes we get in a funk at the end of a season and we need a little “pick-me-up” and silly days like this are just what the doctor ordered to squish the doldrums and weariness.

It’s hard to push through to the end of the spring semester (especially for high school and college aged students). It’s about this time when the pressure is ON. Project due dates flash from their planners, finals loom, and our children need that extra oomph to get through the end of the school year.

Pigs and Giggles

That’s where National Pigs in a Blanket Day comes in… or any other silly day like it (check out the link above for other fun ideas). Taking a few moments for some silly and some laughter can give our children just the fuel they need to push through and end strong.

Reflecting and Perspective

Senioritis is a real thing. After working in youth ministry for over 25 years, I’ve seen countless seniors fade away from youth group, friendships, and putting any effort into schoolwork. Sometimes all it takes to give our children little perspective is taking some time at a coffee shop to look back at the goodness of God in their lives in this season. Then make sure to take time to look forward to what He has next for them, encouraging them to press on toward the prize. Sometimes a little moment alone with you that’s packed with encouragement to acknowledge the big feelings and frustrations of the season helps our children get their eyes back on the prize. 

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

So whether your children need pigs in a blanket or a coffee encouragement, make the time to help fuel them up to finish this season strong.

What kind of time together would most fuel each of your children to help them over the finish line of this school year?