Family night?

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Family night?
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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 10:11am

Do you (or did you when the kids were at home) have a family night where everyone shuts off their individual computers/games/cellphones and gets together as a family?

Hope you've had a good weekend and I look forward to your feedback!

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 11:30am

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 12:03pm

Yep, we have family dinner pretty much every night.

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 12:27pm

Nope! We always tried to eat at least one meal together every day (when dd still lived here FT). But I don't think anyone in this house would know what to do with official family time.

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 1:07pm

That's what our dinner is most nights also.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 1:08pm
We've been slowly introducing our kids to the "classics" of our generation. Breakfast Club, Wayne's World, Bill & Ted, Flash, Terminator ...

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 1:15pm

See, I am chuckling at the idea of trying to get my dh to watch any of those movies. There is a reason we never had family night, lol. DH's idea of a classic movie is pretty limited, Tin Drum, anything by Fellini, Lawrence of Arabia and Barry Lyndon.

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 1:38pm
That's why "classics" was in quotes, and why I clarified with <>. THose movies are by no means true classics, but they're the ones dh and I grew up with and love.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 1:42pm

Yes, I understand. My dh is weird, what can I say. I did try to make dd familiar with what I considered good films, including pop culture ones, from my generation. That is how she knows about Spinal Tap and Monty Python. The latter has been useful now that she is living in the UK, lol.

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 1:45pm
Dd loves MP.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 02-07-2011 - 1:47pm

Good girl! ;)