Brent: Family Night

If family night is good for the Hefners it will be good for the Danlers, too.

If you’ve been following this blog you know Festibond 2008 was enormously successful. It doesn’t make sense to get the family together to bond only once or twice a year, so we decided to have a weekly meeting to share, discuss, learn and enjoy one another. We call this meeting, quite creatively, “Family Night”.

Family Night AssignmentsOur first family night, a couple of weeks ago, was to plan Family Nights. We will have a conductor to keep us on task, record minutes and take care of miscellaneous items; a reader who will read to us a story or poem or article they like; a person to lead the family in a discussion of their choosing; someone to plan the refreshments; and yet another to plan and lead an activity of their choosing. Each week these assignment will rotate and be recorded on the refrigerator. Kirsten and I will conduct the family business and calendar each week.

Our first real Family Night was Saturday. We did it in our hotel in Dover, New Hampshire. It was great! We talked about our favorite seasons and I read the Robert Frost poem, Carpe Diem. Jenna provided Little Debbie snack cakes for dessert. And we played Apples to Apples Junior Edition.

I’m excited to have an established night each week to focus on the family. It can only be good for us.

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