We try to make an effort to spend an afternoon together once a week for a little bit of family time. My hope is that we won't fight as much and perhaps when unhappy or pissed off feelings start to arise, we'll try to work them out sooner, rather than letting them boil over. That's not to say we don't still have "WTF HAVE WE DONE?" moments, but it has made us all feel like a family a little bit more than just roommates.
Sometimes we'll grab lunch and ice cream, then head off to the park to fly kites, play at the playground, or feed the ducks. Sometimes we go bowling. Sometimes we go to the movies. Sometimes we'll rent movies or even do game night.
Yesterday and Today we headed over to The Fun Station to, well, have a little fun. We went a few months back on a day where they had free miniature golf. Last night and tonight they had other specials going on so we decided to take advantage of the deals and enjoy some family bonding.
K, A, and I all love the go-karts. I think love isn't a strong enough word to be honest. I can't wait for my brother to go with us when he gets here. NYEBoy loves the miniature golf. I think I would like the golf if A wasn't around. It's a little harder to enjoy putting with a 3 year old running amuck. They also have laser tag, but we haven't done that yet. I'll blame that on a certain 3 year old, too. We tried the bumper boats, but realized pretty quickly that we're probably a little too old (and wide!) to be bumping boats. The arcade, in a word, is awesome. Who doesn't like gold tokens, bright lights, balls, buttons, and TICKETS? Holy shit, it's addicting. In two nights (and $30 in tokens) we won about 1200-1300 tickets between all of us. A loves the prizes, too!
I had a few minor complaints on Twitter, but they went out of their way to fix them for us, which I'm very pleased with. Great customer service will keep people coming back. Family night is fun. We'll defiantly have to start going to The Fun Station more often.