Welcome to my first ever link-up! Am I doing it right? Do you love it?
When I was a kid, we all went to the movies and dinner one night and I started calling it “Family Fun Night!” with enthusiasm over and over, hoping it would catch on. My brothers joined in, thinking it was ironic but dorky little me was totally serious. I still haven’t figured out if my mom was serious or if she was being sarcastic, too. I don’t want to dig too deep there. Anyway, we planned a few more Family Fun Nights and my nerdy little heart just loved ’em.
I still do. Fortunately, my husband is a very good sport. He’s put up with all kinds of wacky ideas. Today, instead of sharing all of the super-cool things we’ve done, I thought I’d share my dorkiest idea ever.
Family Talent Night!
It’s a good idea in theory. And we had fun. Coco shared her talent for dance. Eric shared his woodworking talent and Coco got to make a project. Then came Mom’s turn. I was so stinking excited about my talent. I mean, God had gifted me and I was prepared to share that gift with my family.
What was my talent?
Yep. It’s all I could think of. The sad part is, I was really into it. This was when Coco was still in elementary school, and before I could work out all my teaching urges on my poor, unsuspecting homeschooled kids.
I decided to do a teaching on the book, The Five Love Languages. I had a whiteboard. I had an object lesson. We did a craft. My husband controlled himself and only sighed deeply three or four times. I was delighted.
The next day, I was downright embarrassed. What was I thinking? I should have sung off-key or done my freaky dance. I could have recited a monologue from Gone with the Wind. I could have even flipped my eyelids, that was always a crowd-pleaser. Instead, I turned Family Fun Night into Family Bore Night. But my family still loved me. Still, instead of admitting what a loser I was, I just made some lemon bars. All was forgiven.
So there it is. The most embarrassing family fun night ever.
Do you have a fabulous Family Fun Night? Or even a kind of cool one? Please share it with us!