Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Slowing Down with Family Movie Night #StreamTeam

In case my sporadic {ahem non-existent} writing didn't tip you off, life is busy...busier than busy. Four kids, two schools, a budding businesses, an old house, a toddler who likes to live on the wild side {aka the edge of anything sharp, dangerous, or high}. I spend all day every day at warp speed until I collapse into bed for not enough hours of rest before starting all over again.

Despite the frantic pace there is one thing (other than dinner!) that we make time for every single week, family movie night.


What started out as our easy dinner night has turned into a favorite day of the week. A time to all be in the same room for more than the 10 minutes it takes the kids to inhale dinner. A time where we are all focused, or semi-focused on the same thing. Eating pizza, laughing together and slowing down.

As the age spread of our kids starts to seem farther and farther apart (1 - 9 years) we are finding that we are watching more classic family movies to appeal to everyone.


Two of our recent favorites Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Swiss Family Robinson. My kids also really loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! 

My girls newest favorite (finally something other than Frozen!) is The Pirate Fairy
My son would never admit it but  because there are pirates he totally watches it with them, very few complaints! On our Fall movie list is to catch some movies we haven't seen, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and the Muppet Movie. 

Do you have a family movie night? What are some of your multigenerational favorites?



The Sticky: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. I received a Roku and streaming membership in return for my sharing what we’re watching with you. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grasping the Air

Breath taken away

Falling, falling, falling down while standing in one place

Swirling thoughts,
Swirling emotions
A world spinning out of control

Reaching

Reaching out
Reaching up

Arms outstretched, palms open

Grasping
Groping
Grabbing
Pulling

Trying to hold on to something
anything

Trying to catch the breath lost
The time gone
The chances fleeting

Reaching out
Grasping
Clutched hands brought to the heart

A treasure thought to be held inside
To be opened

Bearing contents
the hope of treasure, 
peace, 
understanding

Open

Revealing nothing but air

Empty
Open

Free


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