We had family movie night last night. We chose Disney's The Emperor's New Groove based on a 17-second Google search of movies approved by my favorite bloggers.
There was a time not so long ago when I laughed at friends' family movie nights, thinking, "Yeah, that will never happen here." But it happened! We've done it before, but usually it lasts as long as the popcorn, which is about 45 minutes. Last night the big boys sat through the whole thing, and the toddler dumped out all the Duplos, snowballs and hockey equipment.
|It was OK.|
I got to thinking as we were all snuggled up on our comfy sectional about how our family has evolved. Whenever we're in a certain stage, newborn, infant, toddler, etc., it's hard to see outside of that particular stage. Many challenges and joys exist in each phase, and even though we know better, it can be difficult to see past those stages. I keep hearing "little kids, little problems, big kids, big problems" and so I know more difficulties will appear in our parenting future. It's great to experience times when we are all enjoying the same thing together, even if it lasts only 80 minutes.