Today I had a mom/daughter date planned. Reading a book together, picnic and board game at a neighborhood area that is full of green grass and hills. It rained, so we decided to tweak it. We played a board game and watched Rocky 1-3. I know that is a weird movie choice, but we have done all of the children’s classics and I am introducing her to movies that were popular when I was a little tyke and they are now considered classics.
What these movies teach are so many things: courage,to never give up, you can be anything you want if you work hard enough, it doesn’t matter where you come from because you can still succeed, etc. I never in my life thought that I would use Rocky as teachable moment, but hey-whatever works!!!
I did not plan on it, but we had such a good time and I loved watching her watch a movie that is from what I think is a much simpler time. She was playing a game on her Kindle for 30 minutes of it, which is unusual because she doesn’t play her games that much, but besides that it was a wonderful bonding time. Cheering for the good and hard-working guy and booing Mr. T and the mean Russian guy.
My whole point of this post is that as a parent, there is always a way to connect with your child. I don’t want to hear the b.s. about your kid is addicted to technology. If they are, it is your fault. So do something about it! Live life in 3-D!