Friday, August 10, 2007

Family Fun Time!

Since we've been living in Atlanta, family time has taken a hit. We don't have a dining room or a proper table, so we don't eat together. Sam eats in his high chair and after he goes to bed we eat at the coffee table. We used to take walks together almost every day. When Sam was very wee, SOB would carry him in the bjorn thingie. Then we started strolling him around. Once he got to walking, we would stroll him to the park and let him play all crazy-like. But now? It 107 degrees every damn day, and I can't go outside for more than three seconds without collapsing into a molten puddle of progesterone. At this point, I consider it good family time if we go to the grocery store together.

I'm hoping that once we move (and we have a fun new kitchen!) we'll start eating more meals together. Sam is getting older and we can eat more of the same foods, so meal prep won't be as complicated. And the baby will be on the tit exclusively until sometime in early 2008, so her meals should be a cinch to prepare. By the time the weather starts warming up again, we can resume our family walks to the park, too, since there is a playground nearby.

And maybe, just maybe, Sam and SOB can start playing boy games together. Like catch. And Phantasy Star II. Or, if we're lucky, Boogie!

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Elizabeth said...

I understand completely how you feel about eating together as a family. In our old house, the kitchen was too small for a table, so we ate all our meals on the coffee table. We finally got a big enough kitchen when we moved two years ago, and the boys were 8 and 6! Now we try to eat at the table every night except Friday, when we have pizza while sitting at, you guessed it, the coffee table.

Daisy said...

Eating at the table seems so easy...until there isn't room for the table, or if the table is covered with someone's project in progress, etc. You appreciate the togetherness; good luck with the new home. :)