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Family Movie Night: Starring You!

February 3, 2009

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


4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mamala permalink
    February 4, 2009 5:58 am

    Grand idea. This way they get the bug to go into show business, which is just a step away from buying Mommy and Daddy that beach house.

  2. February 4, 2009 7:38 am

    This is a great idea. We have a lot of cute videos of the twins when there were little and they enjoy watching them. I don’t make a movie night out of it but will sit with and enjoy the past. They also love to watch our wedding video.

  3. April 14, 2009 1:58 am

    I see this all the time. People have tons and tons of tapes in a variety of formats no VCR, no camcorder in the right format. Once they convert them to DVD, they sit and watch them with the family for an entire weekend. It’s like they’re hooked and can’t stop.

    I had a family convert all their tapes and when they took the DVD’s, and there were about 60 of them, to their vacation home and watched them right through from the wedding to last year’s high school graduation.

    Great idea Angela.

  4. angelamills permalink*
    April 14, 2009 6:55 pm

    Wow, I can’t imagine watching our whole life in one weekend! I think I would be a wreck..but in a lovely way! Priceless!

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