A couple of weeks ago we had some bad weather which cause our lights (electricity) to go out. We usually watch movies on that day. Now this should have been an unpleasant moment since electronics are very popular in our household but it wasn’t. It was a great and pleasant moment for our household. So, instead of movie time. Oh, yeah, electronics are not allowed during the movie time. This was actually suggested by my kids but I wondered how they were going to be without electronics for the whole day without any warning or planning of it. They did just fine. We had an impromptu family game day.
We played a game with circle a world puzzle including who could finish the puzzles the fastest. Also, we played Monopoly and Uno (my kids added so many extras to this game). Oh, there was another game they made up about memory with the Uno but I didn’t play. I watched them play. It was so much fun watching them trying to keep their body language from telling off on themselves when they got the bad card. We had laughs on top of laughs throughout the whole day.
So, we lost lights (electricity) before the daylight hit that morning. Instead of sitting and waiting for them to come back on, we got out the games. We played games from that morning until the evening. We finally got lights again around late that evening. And we ended our day with Netflix. See, We still got our movie in too.
We do family activities together but the impromptu game day due to lack of electronics made me think about how comfortable we have become with technology in the home. My kids have electronics and I stay on some sort of electronic especially since the start of this blog. Who am I kidding? Even before this blog, I was on the internet for something. I believe sometimes we get so comfortable with technology until we forget about all of the things that can be done without it.
Any activities that include good interactions with my family are always great to me. As I explained in a previous post about movie time, this too was like a beautiful beat to my favorite song.
I didn’t win not one time but it was a fun day. I take that back, I did win. I won the biggest prize. I won a spot in my kids’ heart that will be there forever by participating in memory making moments that will last a life time and I still got to enjoy another beautiful beat to one of my favorite songs.
Like I mentioned in another post, my kids are growing up and I cherish every moment I can with them. I know that I will not be able to get these times back. The most precious things in life cannot be bought. I enjoy nice things but the most precious things to me are not things but are the times spent with my family.
Even though the weather wasn’t good and we were without lights (electricity) and our planned event was interrupted, we enjoyed ourselves, beautiful music played, and the sun came out and shine in the Barney’s household.
Impromptu times that make some wonderful memories. Don’t you just love when that happens? I would love feedback.
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