My husband and I have been watching the movie Dan in Real Life in half hour stints over the last few nights. We've had to get to bed early lately because we've got a lot on this week, so I still haven't seen the ending. And it's killing me, because I really like the movie!
Anyway, the bulk of it takes place at a family reunion for a week at this rambling old farmhouse near the water. You've got the grandparents, about four kids and their respective significant others, and then all the grandkids. It's a whole pile of people.
But what's so charming about the movie is what they do. No televisions are anywhere to be seen. No TVs. And here's what the movie shows:
A contest between the females and males to complete the newspaper crossword puzzle first.
A big game of charades.
A game of touch football.
Aerobics on the lawn in the morning.
Learning to knit.
Playing hide and seek (everyone, even the adults).
And lots more! Remember, I haven't finished the movie yet.
It just leaves you feeling yearning for some of that family time. My extended family wouldn't really be into all of those things, but my kids would. I wonder why we don't do these things anymore!
Next time I have everyone together I'm going to make us play charades. They'll complain, sure, but it's a family thing that everyone will remember and laugh at!
What about you? What do you do for fun? And why do you think we've lost these traditions?
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