Jan 25, 2016

Making Memories

This time of year can be extremely hectic for our family. It's one of my 2 really busy seasons at work and with it being winter there is always a chance that Danny will be gone for hours plowing snow. Since I'm on the road more often for work this time of year, the last thing I want to do on a Friday night is get back in the car. I also don't want to waste a perfectly good Friday night. You should do something fun to celebrate making it though the work week!

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 again and that would get expensive. There are financial benefits to making the most out of our time at home too, which is another reason to do this.

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.

1 comment:

  1. We started every other Friday Night Family Game Night. We have Carter on those weekends and he loves playing games so we make popcorn, play games and normally settle on the couch to watch a movie (normally Oliver's choice). We even let Oliver play the games, even if he really doesn't play he thinks he is.