Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Night Movie Tradition

Beginning in September unto the New Year, my talented hubby, Drew, has practices on Sunday nights with the Dicken's Carolers. (Click on Dicken's Carolers for my earlier August post on being a "singing widow".) This singing group delights audiences during the holiday season with Christmas songs throughout the Seattle region. Though it is an unique opportunity for Drew to combine one of his passions, singing (while still getting paid), it also means extra time with the kids for me.

The kids and I have our own tradition on Sunday nights when Dad is away making music. After supper we always get into our pj's a little early, pop a bowl of popcorn, and sit back to watch a movie. The kids always look forward to "the show" and I find it helps settle them down after a long weekend and keeps them occupied.

Since we aren't big TV watchers, (well...who could be when we only get two fuzzy channels!) this is such a special treat for the kids to enjoy on a Sunday night after a busy weekend. This little tradition definitely helps ease the transition from Dad being away on Sunday nights and helps us look forward to our times together without Dad (aka Drew). (As well as for Mom to do some major "damage control" around the little blue bungalow after the weekend. Thank you very much!)

Tonight's movie was by request... Mary Poppins. (Honestly, could it get any better?...your kids requesting Mary Poppins!) And as always, there was lots of laughter and singing along to "the show". It was beautiful...our blissful little movie tradition on a Sunday evening.

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(What? It didn't come up on spell check?)

From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean
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Mamato4 said...

Sounds like a fun night, I should try that with my kids.

Anna said...

I love your tradition! When I was little my family watched America's Funniest Videos on Sunday nights and we popped popcorn too. Your kids are going to have such great memories!!