Now that Tucker is getting older, our options when it comes to activities are greater than they were this time last year. Last Friday we started what is hopefully a new Friday night tradition. Danny forgot to set ground beef out so I could make dinner, so we turned the night into a take out dinner and a picnic on the floor in the living room and we watched a movie. We loved the idea so much that it's going to be a weekly tradition when Danny doesn't work on Fridays. Every Friday won't be take out, especially since Danny and I are cleaning our eating up
It is so easy to get caught up in going OUT to do fun things. I'm certainly guilty of it. We don't have to do it all the time though! Memories can be made at home. Sure, some of my greatest memories from my child and teen years are going out to eat with my parents on Friday nights. Usually it was just us 3 because my brother's social calendar heavily outweighed mine, which was not at all embarrassing (except it was). I also liked the time we just spent at home. We ordered SOOO much Pizza King that they sent us a Christmas card. We would eat pizza (or salad and mashed potatoes for Drew and I when we didn't like our dad's pizza choice) and we would all sit in the living room and talk and laugh. And when we would talk to much, dad would pause the tv until we all shut up, which was also funny.
Of course, being married to a person that likes to "go-go-go" means we can't stay in ALL OF THE TIME and that's fine. I want Tucker to enjoy going out and doing things and I also want him to learn how to behave in those settings. Like most toddlers, he is an angel child in public then lets us have it at home, so he's good with being out and about. I want him to enjoy being at home too though.
I think its safe to say that he does.