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A NIGHT OUT.....

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Posted over 6 years ago

 

RISING costs - LESS disposable income - WORKING more - PLAYING less - but the kids and family still need to FEEL rewarded by DADEE'....sooooo I'm just asking for SUGGESTIONS on what some of you have done or are doing to entertain the family during these lean times.  I'm still doing the trek out to Micky-D's with Ice Cream and Playland - trips to the park and water park are still on the agenda along with rides out to the airport to watch the planes land. Trips to Arcadia and Chucky Cheese and ADVENTURE LANDING have become tooooo expensive along with eating out as much as we use too. ALL suggestions will be appreciated and none will seem to trival. THE KIDS ages are 22 - 12 - 10 - and 8, if that helps. THANKS.


It is what it is.............and.........these things too shall pass.

Marvin_martian_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

One of the things we have done when the kids were a little smaller was to have a "Little House on the Prairie" night.  Cook outdoors on the grill, NO lights or TV, only candles or lanterns, and read a book or tell stories.  In fact, we have done family reading nights for years.  Finally, the older ones can take a turn reading aloud!  A good adventure book, or if you turn out the lights except one (or do a candle) and a suspense/scary story.  Before the kids were old enough to take turns reading, I read the entire trilogy of "The Lord of the Rings" by to them by myself.


Another thing I remember doing, silly as it may seem, is sock fights.  Since I had lots of boot socks, we would roll each one into a ball and throw them at each other.  Sort of like soft, fuzzy snowballs.  Of course, remove breakables from the room(s) first, and count on your wife objecting, but the kids loved it.  We would run from one end of the house to the other, pelting each other with balled-up socks.  It got pretty wild, but it's safer than pillow fights; nobody ever cried or got hurt.


Oh yeah, backyard camping can be a blast, too. 


Go out today and preach the gospel, and if you must, use words. St. Francis of Assisi

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

As my kids get older, I find lots of things we can do now, especially without the hubby, as we all know what those schedules are like. My kids and I go to the state park and hike a good bit. Take a picnic lunch, its free to get in the park. We spend all day doing that, and it lets hubby have a quiet day to sleep. Anything outside like that is great. And the 2 still home are 14 and 12- so they are finally able to keep up!

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I have 5 children 3 to 12. They love when we grill out and just play outside. They enjoy rides to Fall creek falls a state park near us. They are easy to please. they just want us all to be together.


Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who hunted armed men long enough and liked it never care for anything else there after !.........................Ernest Hemingway.