A couple months ago, I broached the idea of having Family Fun Night every Friday. The idea is this:
4 Steps to Family Fun Night
1. We Order Take-Out
2. We Don’t Turn on the TV
3. We Don’t Do Chores
4. We DO Sit Next to Each Other and Play Games
Here’s what I expected…
I pictured Charlotte rebelling. “No Dora the Explorer? You can’t do this to me!”
Here’s what I got…
Charlotte gave me the biggest, brightest smile and said, “Really? Yay! I can’t wait for Fridays!”
A little while ago, she asked if every night could be Family Fun Night. I’ve realized that she prefers our company over Dora’s, and that feels good.
Of course, nowadays, sitting around silently staring at a screen seems normal, and interacting over board games seems foreign.
(I tend to project into the future, so now I’m picturing my kids sitting home during prom, playing Hi Ho Cherry-O with their folks.)