Saturday, August 25, 2012
24 in 30
Welcome to the 30 in 30 challenge! Each day this month I'll be posting a response to a prompt. You can find all the questions here. I stole the questions from here.
Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
This is a challenging question and I'm understanding the question to compare the family I grew up with to the family that I've created now. I'm comparing my upbringing with the current family I live with today...
My parents divorced when I was 16 but it wasn't at all sudden. There was years of warning. We didn't really do much together as a family and there was a lot of unhappiness in our home. I am pretty sure no one liked each other much. We all pretty much did our own thing...except when we were yelling and fighting...
Because of that, Jarrod and I work hard to do things together, spend quality time as a family, and make our home a happy place. Eating together as a family is very important to me. Life is chaotic and sometimes even eating together isn't relaxing, but we have built the habit and eat dinner together nearly every night. We do things together - run errands, go for walks, shop, and go to church. We have hobbies that we do separately, but Jarrod and I enjoy spending time together, even if it is at the grocery store. We want Wesley to see that we like each other and enjoy spending time together.
Our house is very happy. It's chaotic, not clean, and loud, but it's happy. There isn't the yelling that I grew up with. There isn't drama in our home and we don't care about putting up appearances. I hope that even as our kids become independent and moody, this continues to be the case. I look forward to many many many many many years of laughter, games, and food with my family.