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June 15, 2006

Out of the mouths of babes

Today Son told me he wanted to have "family night" tonight.

Family Night has sort of expanded out over the entire week now that the weather is so nice. We used to just have movie night on Fridays, but now we try to do something every night of the week.

No, we aren't having potato sack races ala The Brady Bunch, but we are going outside and getting active. This includes showing Son how to throw a frisbee, and Daughter somehow getting into the poison ivy. (Her blisters are drying up and she hasn't shown any major discomfort.)

I mention this because Son got pretty adamant about wanting me to stick around tonight. I usually go up to Curves shortly after Husband gets home, but this week I haven't because, well, I've either not had a vehicle or I've just flat out not wanted to go.

I wonder, will Son keep these "family nights" as great memories? Will these be something that give him a sense of security and comfort? I never had anything like this when I was growing up, and to my knowledge neither did Husband. I like it, don't get me wrong; not going up to Curves isn't going to kill me, and I'd rather spend the time with my family.

Last night Son and Daughter curled up with Husband on the couch while watching cartoons. I looked at that and thought how great it is that my kids love their father so much, and how their relationship with their dad will be so much better than the one I had (or didn't have) with my dad.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 02:03 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

I loved this post. I believe your son will tuck these memories away and cherish them. He may not pull them back out to fuel him until later, but one day he will.
I think the same things about my son and fall deep into thought and gratitude when I see my kids and husband together.
Great writing and pictures. I enjoyed visiting your blog!

Posted by: trish at June 15, 2006 02:18 PM

Good memories! And he'll remember them and realize what a great relationship he has with his parents (even when he goes through the "rebellious teenager" state!).

Posted by: Anna at June 15, 2006 04:15 PM

What? You're not dunking Alice in the dunk tank???

Posted by: bobgirrl at June 17, 2006 12:14 AM

Okay, we can do that...right after the pork chops and applesauce!

Posted by: GroovyVic at June 17, 2006 06:20 AM