Entry Date: June 23rd, 2011

Smiles are free, rent a comedy tonight

Renting family oriented DVDs gives you some of the best quality time a family can have. This is something our family does about every Friday night. We go to our local video store to rent and the more movies you rent the cheaper they are.

We have three grandchildren living with us ages 10, 8, and 5. When they get home from school we make it our “we are going to get a movie” adventure. They give their input on the movies they would like to see. After making their selections, then we are off to the grocery store for movie night treats. These include store brand popcorn, perhaps some favorite cookies, and possibly some store brand ice cream. Hmmm is that giggles coming from the backseat already. They get so excited. After dinner, they get their pillows and blankets and make a
half circle in front of the tv. Of course, grandma mans the concession stand. And with renting a movie, they have the convenience of pausing the movie for bathroom trips so they don’t miss anything.

This has turned out to be a fun night for our family all the way around. Sometimes the 2 girls help grandma make extra special homemade treats. Well after all, the smiles are free and they are the only reward this grandmother needs.