Family Movie Night: Starring You!
For your next family night, surprise your kids and pick a movie they probably haven’t seen in a while, one featuring your family!
If you’re anything like me, you take tons of videos and once they tape is full, they hardly ever resurface. They’re in their little box, being safely stored for that fateful day when the kids are no longer little and we want a souvenir of how adorable they were. Why not enjoy your home movies now?
Even if your movies are just from last year, you’ll see differences in your family. Even better are any really old ones you can dig up. Your kids will love reminiscing about “when they were little.” We’ve done this a couple times, but it’s been at least a year and I recently had a request from Soleil (5) to watch her baby movies again.
We’ll enjoy popcorn and candy and exclaim over how everyone’s grown. I kind of wish I hadn’t told the kids we’d be watching our family movies this weekend. I think it would be great fun to turn down the lights and pop a movie in without them knowing what it was. How cool it would be to see their faces when they see themselves on the screen!
Now, Mommy will be torn between watching her babies when they were younger and watching her big girls now, laughing at themselves on screen. I think somewhere I even have a video of a toddler Soleil laughing hysterically at herself on the television.
If you don’t have any family movies, you can always pull out some old photos and share some memories the old fashioned way J