[photo by missevelyn]
As the boys get older, it's harder for us to find common activities and interests in which all of us are willing to partake. I feel like I'm constantly pulling and prodding and often giving up on trips, games, movies, etc. There is almost a 5 year difference between the boys. Right now, 14 and 9 seem worlds apart. Adding to the issue, "mom's a girl." I don't care to watch bang 'em up, shoot 'em up, beat 'em up shows all the time. Frankly, if I never have to sit through another Jason Bourne movie...
Two Saturdays ago, I'm sure while the boys were playing some war video game, I decided to treat myself to a Netflix movie. I was excited to see that the TV series Lost was available. So, I crawled into bed, and watched the first episode on my iPad. I was hooked immediately. I began watching the second episode and realized that the boys (C included) would love this show. Let the prodding begin.
My declaration that I've found something the whole family would enjoy fell on deaf ears.
"We'll watch it tomorrow."
I know how this game is played.
"You will sit down and watch this show with me. If you don't like the first episode, you are free to go about your day."
They watched. They were hooked. We're now on episode 16 of Season 1.
Surprising, my moment wasn't that I got them to do something I wanted to do, nor that I was right about something I thought they'd like, for a change. My moment was that we finally found something that we all enjoy and are eager to do together. I can't help but smile when I hear "Mom, can we watch another episode tonight?" It means we all sit on the couch together, heads on shoulders, legs across each others eager with anticipation - TOGETHER. It's just a TV show, but it's something that has brought us together and I love every second of it.
How was your week? Did you do something with someone special? Did you have a moment that stands out to you?
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