Make a Movie Date
If you schedule Family Movie Night once a week maybe your eye-rolling teenagers will actually start looking forward to it.
- If you have trouble deciding what to watch, write down some maybes and put them in a bowl. Pull out one or two titles, and there you go.
- How about dinner and a movie? Whip up some food to go with the movie theme. Tip: Keep things simple so cleanup is easy when the lights come on.
- Double features are a good way to see a kid-friendly movie with the children, and a grownup movie later. Tip: Plan an intermission between films so you can get up and stretch your legs.
- If you're short on seating, it's your right to call dibs on the couch and let the kids nestle into pillows and blankets on the floor. (After all, you're the adult and you paid for the movie.)
- Darken the room, unplug the phones, and roll the film!
It's fun to graze your way through a movie. Besides, family and friends will forgive all the rustling, crunching and slurping.