What is your favorite way
to spend time with your family?
I so value time with my family. My own mother owned her own photography business, and was always running around taking pictures, or in her darkroom processing the days work. I remember missing her a lot, at dinner time and evenings. Maybe that is why I value these times with my own family.
Our dinners usually are full of talk. Sometimes the conversations need a jump start, but once they get going, we sometimes sit at the table with our dirty plates for up to an hour after we have finished eating. I love family dinner times.
A recent development in family time has brought me even more joy. We all end up in the living room after dinner, boys playing video games, me on my laptop, daughter on her netbook, hubby nearby on his PC tower. I play some music, sometimes looking for Music Monday ideas, which everyone has suggestions for. This leads to a wide variety of music choices, and a great listening adventure we all share.
I also have started asking for ideas to create collections on Artfire. This is a fun way to browse the items and showcase them. I will ask everyone at home here for a theme, and one of the kids or hubby will suggest something. Then I will search and they will help me pick items to go in the collection. I love that they are willing to be a little creative with me.
This collection idea came from my son. He was playing his video games, and I said "Give me an idea for a collection!" and he said, "How about games?" Bingo! (no, unfortunately THAT game did not show up!)
Would You Like to Play a Game was born.
The kids are getting older, and the time they WANT to be at home is getting less and less. I know that in a few short years, this house will be quieter and quieter. It is these times that I truly enjoy, when we are all just casually near each other, sharing and laughing. And know that these days are numbered. So I am making the most of each one.
What are some of your favorite ways to spend time with your family?