The True Benefits Of A Family Move Night

The True Benefits Of A Family Move Night

It is so easy to laugh and mock the small little get-togethers and personal occasions you celebrate as a family. Taco Tuesday every Tuesday, the small little dances you might do when something is fun, or the small changes in language that all families have to show a bonding and a mutual sense of appreciation. And yet these are the things that we build our families for, for these silly little idiosyncrasies, repeated celebrations, and enjoying the presence of one another’s company. Someone who actually does laugh at and mock these things is not someone we want to be friends with.

One of these time-honored traditions that can be upheld to the betterment of your family’s social life is a wonderful, weekly movie night. Not only can this bring the family together, but it can have a range of benefits that you might not expect to begin with. This can only be a positive thing as far as we’re concerned.

With that in mind, let us consider what we mean, and how you might apply yourself to these ends:

A Community Feeling

Sitting down and watching some of the latest, most enjoyable movies can help you come together and laugh, cry or simply remain entertained together. This is a place where even the silliest action movies can be laughed about, or the latest and best thrillers can be discussed for days afterwards. This kind of community feeling as an appreciator of entertainment can be the same kinship that some experience through sports. A community feeling gives you something worthwhile to enjoy, and it helps you all share something. Not enough families focus on things they can share, and this is perhaps the most accessible and easiest thing to convince everyone to do.

Show And Tell

It can be truly wonderful to have members of your family suggest a movie and enjoy it together. Not only can it help your children and spouse show more of who they are, but it can help others understand them. Perhaps your son wants to watch a documentary on his sporting hero, or perhaps your husband wants to watch the latest action series through Netflix With a little discussion and assigning everyone a day in which they have the authority, this movie night can be a means of exploring different stories and tastes with one another. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Movie Night Becomes More

It’s not as if a movie night is some grim duty, with everyone returning to their rooms immediately after it finishes. In fact, it can actually become more than you might expect. For example, why not plan a mealtime even afterwards, or perhaps a board game, or something else to keep the family active, discussing and comfortable with one another? A family is of course intimate through obligation, but when you’re all friends who enjoy spending time with one another? Well that can be beautiful. But like any friendship, you need to put in the effort.

With this advice, we hope the true benefits of a family movie night can be properly felt.

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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