I'm not sure if there is anything we do as a family that EVERYONE enjoys as much as ...
While I can get on a soapbox about the downside of technology, and how the internet just may be on the way to reducing the whole world into one giant junior high ... the kids ask when are we going to have Family Surfing Night. They tell their friends about it. Family Surfing Night makes us laugh. It pulls us all together, and for a little while ... we're all focused on the same thing. It gives everyone an opportunity to showcase something they find humorous or moving. It's probably the best idea for a family activity I've come up with in a long time.
And can you really argue against an event that brought us:
I mean, seriously.
Can the internet get any better???
we gather in the family room with our laptops.
we surf the web for 30 minutes.
at the end of 30 minutes, everyone shows the best/funniest/favorite thing they found while surfing the webbernets and we vote for the best one.
Videos are limited to (approximately) 3 minutes in length.
The WINNER shall be the proud and much envied recipient of the Family Surfing Night Traveling Trophy, to be affixed to the refrigerator with their name for all to see:
Let's take a moment to revisit Aaron's triumphant entry from last week, as evidence of our commitment to quality viewing:
Like I said, we are NOT contributors to the Internet = One Giant Junior High problem.
This week's entries are:
from Melissa ... Toy Story 3 meets Inception (no, I am not obsessed with Inception, why do you ask?):
From Lt.Dan: the cutest Huggies commercial EVER:
From Abbie - The whimsical Theme from the Harry Potter Movies played on ... crystal glasses. Amazing!
From Ben ... Seven Lies About Homeschoolers. We homeschool, so everyone identified with this one ... although we live only a scant 30 minutes from Walmart.
From Aaron ... who loves the game Minecraft with great passion:
From Nathan ... a video mixing a re-lyric-ed song from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas with the game Portal. I've never actually played Portal, but even I thought this one was quite funny:
And the winner is:
From Ben, Seven Lies About Homeschooling ... prom in your living room ... physics in the amusement park. SO FUNNY. And the video is dedicated to the parents? LOVE IT!
It occurs to me that Homeschooling and Blogging have some distinct similarities ... therefore, in keeping with this week's winning entry, this post may or may not have been written in my pajamas :o)