Friday, March 6, 2015

SOL Day 6: Family Movie Night

When our kids were younger we had regular family movie nights. We would pick a movie to show our kids that were favorites of mine and my husband's growing up. As the kids started going to school and getting busier, the family movie nights came less and less often until they eventually stopped.

A couple of months ago, my oldest son started asking us to resurrect family movie nights. With our youngest being 6 years old, he can finally sit through and enjoy a feature-length film. It was determined that Family Movie Night would take place on Friday nights, a perfect way to kick off our weekend. So on Friday I come home from work, pick up some pizza, then sit down to enjoy a good family movie together.

We started by showing the movie "The Boxtrolls", then "Guardians of the Galaxy", followed by "Rise of the Guardians", next we watched all six movies in the "Star Wars" series, then came "Big Hero 6". Tonight was "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". Since my husband is a film critic, we really have no shortage of kid-friendly movies to watch.

I know that as my kids get older they will want to spend less and less time with us. So for now I will enjoy the fact they are asking to spend time together as a family.


  1. We love Friday movie nights here too... Sometimes the age difference of our kids (11, 8, 5) makes it hard to choose the perfect movie.. but you are right - its a great way to jump start the weekend!

  2. We do Friday movie/TV nights. Tonight was MockingJay part 1. Sometimes it is Mythbusters or a Modern Marvel. Our guys are 15 and 17 and it IS a lovely way to start the weekend. We end the weekend with Family Game Night on Sundays. We each take turns picking the game and the dessert. I'll hold on to this tradition as long as I can. :-)