People may scoff at my reality tv viewing habits, (the sidekick notes obsession), but Mama June from Honey Boo Boo has it right. “It’s all about having fun and making memories”. We may not understand everything they say, but they have a core understanding of what makes life worth living that people should take note of. They’re not the perfect family – but who of us are?
While I would love to make memories like them, I don’t have a tv reality show or a sponsorship to afford all the cool things they do. I would love to go on an air boat or do an RV trip. I would have loved the opportunity to be on Family Feud – I was a little bummed when I found out Steve Harvey wasn’t impressed with the Honey Boo Boo Crew. Though check out the link cuz he had me in stitches with his thoughts on the family.
Here – here it’s a little harder to find things to do all the time. Back home you have so many options. My favourite was driving to Oakville/Burlington and walking the boardwalk. Going into Toronto and just people watching is another family favourite. There is so much to see. Here, you can walk but a tree is a tree no matter how many times you pass it. But we looked – we found – we didn’t spend to much money. Always a plus in my book.
Yesterday saw our adventures take us 2 hours into Regina. We had lunch at Wasabi.
Next was the movie theater. The kid had a coupon for a free movie, and I had a free movie from my scene card after I think 5 years of saving points. Which tells you how often we go out. The movie theater in our town is literally A movie theater. One screen – from 1980. My new twitter friend @MtnHolly, another Ontario transplant but to Alberta, told me her small towns burnt down … in 2008. We consider ourselves lucky to have the one 🙂 Nonetheless, a modern cineplex was a treat. After we wandered, tried not to spend money and let the memories set 🙂
Today’s adventure to make memories had us shooting. When the Apocalypse comes, you’re all invited to my house. She’s almost a crack shot. #food 🙂
What about you? Tell me how you make family memories without breaking the bank?