As families age together, I think often times we're tempted to settle into a complacency with one another, which can be good, but, at other times, not so good. Perhaps it's partly because we wiped their butts when they were little or shared a room with them so we think we know all there is to know about them.
- Cooking tamales and baking molasses cookies together
- Playing Table Topics
- Pictionary, puzzles, Scrabble and other games
- Hiking and biking
- Campfire and marshmallow roasting
- badmidden and croquet
- Comedy club outing
My point is that there comes a time in adulthood when we should look at our families with new eyes. Though we grow up together, we can be quite different in invaluable and positive ways. We can learn new things from each other just by asking the right questions. We should try to treat each member as if they are a new friend we're just getting to know each time we are together.
You'll be pleasantly surprised by what you discover about the people who are nearest and dearest to you; I have. It's often good things that make the heart grow fonder.