It’s not too often that we – my family and I – get to do stuff together. I mean, my father is often out travelling with work during weekdays (actually, he just left for China a few hours ago and won’t be home until Friday) and on weekends everyone is too tired to do anything major.
However, I’m still under the impression that we do stuff together more than the average family. We always eat dinner together around the table (if my father isn’t home that day, the rest of us still do) and sometimes we even sit and talk for an hour or two after dinner. It’s rare that we don’t gather around like that at least once a day.
On the higher level we travel a lot together (holidays, visiting family in Sweden, etc.) and throughout the year we do have our family moments. For example, yesterday (Saturday) we went to a restaurant followed by a movie (Rush Hour 3 – hilarious!). It might not sound like anything special, but it’s always nice when you can get together and spend a whole evening just talking and laughing.
The point is, more families should spend quality time together. Instead of going out with friends all the time, spend the weekend with the family. Even smaller things such as having dinner together at home instead of going out can be great fun. Or, if that’s what you usually do, do something special instead of just hanging around at home!
Family love is underestimated…