God blessed our family with kids. For so many years, it was only my mom and me. Now that I am a mother, I never thought God would give us boys to make the house livelier, noisier, but more meaningful. And how do we spend some nights together? The following are just a few of our family bonding activities you could try at home too.
Family Bonding Activities on OUR SMALL THEATER
January 11, 2012
Together, we love watching movies on DVD. This time, though, the boys thought of something new.
No S.T. (small theater) ticket, No entry. Second son handed me this small ticket. I have to present this to Bunso upon entering the small theater (our bedroom).
Bunso set up the video.
Now showing is the animated movie, Rio.
Firstborn entered the small theater hugging a big bucket of popcorn.
Bunso turned off the lights as the movie is about to start in 5…4…3…2…1…
An hour or two before we bid each other a splendid night’s sleep, we are in our favorite spots with our favorite books, not minding anyone nearby.
Aside from reading books, my family shares another common interest – jigsaw puzzle. And we have Vincent Van Gogh’s a thousand jigsaw puzzle piece to keep us together during the holidays.
But we haven’t completed the puzzle til now.
Family Bonding Activities on FAMILY GAME NIGHT
March 14, 2012
Our giant jigsaw puzzle was one tedious undertaking that we’ve decided to put it off until a later time. We bought a Monopoly game board instead to replace the Van Gogh puzzle. And the game board was such a hit that the boys would request to play it again and again.
Bunso is our reliable banker (and my secret alliance) And from time to time during the game, he would utter his enthusiasm. “I love my job.”
We played Monopoly twice that day and thrice a day after that. And I doubt if the boys will beg off today. As bunso mentioned last night, “Our Monopoly game should be played at night only. It says here ‘FAMILY GAME NIGHT.’ After office, we play again, ok?”