The Story Behind Together 4Ever Bands
Together 4ever bands have special meaning to my family and I. A few years ago, my wife and I watched a movie that I do not remember much about. In that movie, the actors, while using a hand signal, said, “You and me together forever.” I started using the phrase and an adapted hand signal with my son and daughter each night before they would go to bed. My daughter decided it would be great to put up two fingers as if making the peace sign. She moved her two fingers in a circular motion and said, “you and me together for-DEFINITELY-ever!” and crossed her fingers over one another.
This has become a family ritual. Rituals are awesome because they help foster a sense of safety, familiarity, closeness, structure, and love. As a licensed clinical social worker I have learned that rituals can enhance relational memories.