Monday, May 14, 2012

International Day of the Family

May 15 is International Day of the Family. 

So what are you going to do to celebrate?

Here are 5 quick ideas to celebrate your family:

1. Ask each person to bring something to the table that represents your family. Place it in a pretty bowl as the centerpiece and ask each person what their item is and why it represents your family.

2. Ask each person what their favorite side dish is. If possible, make them all (or better yet, have them help make them) and serve that for dinner tonight. You might have three kinds of potatoes and no veggies, but one night won't hurt.

3. Have a family quiz. Make up trivia questions about your family. Here are some sample questions:

  • What kind of car did we have in Peru?
  • What color was the carpet in our house in Pontevedra?
  • What happened on the way to the hospital for Christina's birth?
  • Where did Dad propose to Mom?
  • Which child had surgery first and what was it?
  • What was our house number on West Third Street?
Ask the questions at dinner and see who can get the most right.

4. Talk about where your family is from. Go back as many generations as you can. Did they immigrate from somewhere? Did Grandma leave home to marry Grandpa? 

5. Get out a photo album you haven't looked at in a while (or a box of pictures or your computer photos) and go through them together talking about the pictures, the events surrounding them, and who the others in them are.

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