PIZZA AND A MOVIE.
Now that my kids are in 6th and 8th grades, their weeks are busy with gymnastics team, yoga, mentoring, ultimate frisbee, & Anime Club, not to mention school work and homework. My husband and I are both busy freelancers, who work quirky hours, so it's a special treat when we all manage to land on the couch together. One thing we can all get on board with is a family night of pizza and Netflixs movies.
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I love the tween age and teen years because the kids are still young enough to get a kick out of new animated offerings, like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and give me a great excuse to relax and watch with them. I'll admit it. I'm not too mature for kid flixs.
They're also old enough to "get" classics from our teen years including iconic Chicago flixs like Ferris Bueller's Day Off. They've chosen it twice already and love seeing the city they were born and raised in on screen. Hopefully they're not getting too many devious ideas, but we sure have had a lot of laughs rediscovering old favorites from our own teen years, and enjoying the kids seeing the movies we loved, for the very first time. It's one of my favorite things about parenting... getting to introduce your kids to pop culture you dig and enjoying it anew WITH them.
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