Family Day......

@gigisexy (220)
Philippines
February 26, 2007 8:35am CST
Both of my parent's work but,I remember when i was little Mom and Dad used to take us out once a week to the park or eat outside in some fastfood or restaurant's on a weekends.Sometimes Mom and dad cooked and invites relative to come to our house.Then i got my own family i used to do the same esp. on a Sunday after mass my hubby and i used to treat them to a movie or eat out.Now that they are grown ups we still meet sometimes i cooked special food and some favorites and share it w/ them.How about you guys ..Do you do the same?or you just see your family for some special occasions??
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12 responses
• India
27 Feb 07
Thanks for starting good topic here. We too used to go outside to enjoy weekend i.e. Sunday and come back in the evening hour only. I still remember that day, when we, mom, dad, sis used to go to outside to celebrate small picnic. Every sunday the place used to be different. Only in rainy season we discontinued this. During festival, our few relatives used to celebrate festival, we too had to visit them. Watching of movies at that time was twice in a month only. Now the DVD, Disc has taken place so movies are available at home. We can watch movies as per our demand also. I will follow the same after I get married. I am now far from my parent due to job, so I enjoy alone.
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@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
I think our culture is very much the same so, i know you have the same belief about close family ties.That is a good start for you and when you have your own family definitely you will enjoy your bonding moments.Thanks for sharing.
@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
every saturday and sunday is a family day for us. saturdays is the time where all family members come home. most of my siblings are working and some are studying,so saturday is a get together day. nothing so special.we just clean the house, eat together, cook a special food and talk to each other to our hearts delight.
@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Good bonding you have..I hope one day when all my kids have thier own family ..I would love to see them every weekends and visit Grand ma.. (i'm talking about myself)Thanks for sharing...XX
27 Feb 07
Well every day is family day for me. I guess meeting up with the rest of my family happens once every special occasions. Although those who are important to me live right near to me, except my grandmother and I wish i could see her more. I do thing still with my parents nearly every day. I'm hoping I can do this when I move out, as my little boy could learn a lot from being around them. Unlike my wife family. =) ~Joey (don't worry my wife don't get on with them either)
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@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
That is good at least you have your own way on how you will bring up the closeness of your child to your parent's one day even though your wife don't get along w/ them..It is a story that is repeated to all married couple ..daughter in law never get on w/ mother/father in laws.Wish you good luck and thanks for sharing your views.
@Newbie11 (197)
• United States
27 Feb 07
In my family we two are very happy couple.In weadays we donot have much time but the weakends every moment we spend together. It keeps our bond tight for the rest of the days.I will teach the same thing to my children.
@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Good bonding you have.Thanks for sharing ..
@weemam (13377)
26 Feb 07
I am sure you know pal that my mum and dad both have Alzheimer's and we see them most days , I care for them both , We often go out for a bar lunch and we have a good laugh , It was dads 89yh birthday last week and we went for a meal , the poor soul grumbled all the time but we were all laughing ( with him though not at him ) and he was laughing most of all, xx
@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Friend you are such a great person taking care so much of your parent's and your own family i admire you for that.Best wishes for your Dad (belated HB)thanks for sharing ...God bless!!!
@Jshean20 (14362)
• Canada
26 Feb 07
When I was a little girl, family day was always on a Sunday. My mother would often work on a Sunday but we would still make a point to do something once she got home. Often we would go up to the lake, pick up Mcdonalds take-out and we would eat it at this park which overlooks the water. It was really nice and I can still remember so many details of those times even though it's been like 10 years.
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@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Nice memories to reminished after 10 yrs.Isn't it?That's why it came up to my mind asking if some family's have the same way..(not all) But it's good to know ..thank's to you friend!!!
• United States
26 Feb 07
No, we rarely saw family when I was growing up or had gatherings unless it was a special occasion or a reunion. Today, I rarely see any of my family. I have sisters that I have not seen in 7 years or more. I talk with my brother and mother on the phone once a week or so. But, no. Even for Christmas it was just my family here that I see everyday and no one else. That looks sad now that I have it written out..lol But, that is the way it is with my family.
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@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Don't be sad ..at least you talk to them by phone.You will never know your sister would visit you one day.At least your own family is there everyday,that counts..Thanks for sharing!!!Be happy.
@abednego7 (1060)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
My parents too declared Sunday as our family day when I was a child back then. Like you after we gone to church, we used to eat what my mother specialty for that day. Right now in my own family, I try to practice it but not every Sunday, only when we have budget for it. What I make it sure every weekend is to have my family beside me and with or without special food, we share special moments being together.
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@gigisexy (220)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
You're great!!!i understand you very well.Anyway thanks for sharing your views.God Bless!!
@blugem (30)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 07
we still have a family gathering with our relatives during celebrations.. i really love it during new year's eve.. we normally do a BBQ and all my dad's siblings will gather at our late grandparents' house to celebrate and eat together. now living far away from home, always make me homesick.. i missed my family especially my mum's cooking. i grew up with having every meal together as a family and if we go out for a trip or to go shopping, we will go as a family. it was and still a fun thing for me to do.. cos i'm really close to my family and i even consider my mum as my friend.
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• Philippines
27 Feb 07
When i was still young i haven't experience having family time because my mother has her own life. He always goes out with her own set of friends. But my father when he has no work he stays with in the house. Now that i am a parent already i see to it that during weekends i have to spend time with my two daugthers and my husband. We go out even a simple snack will do. Just to enjoy each others company.
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@Takuyar (114)
• Saudi Arabia
27 Feb 07
I see my parents everyday, and we eat dinner together. Most of the time they're working, so I'm thankful for them being able to get off from work early to have dinner as a family. On weekends once every month or fortmonthly, we still go out as a family to special places like movies and stuff, even though I've really grown up. I'm always thankful for the time that I have to spend with them.
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@coolsree (509)
• India
27 Feb 07
Hi, In my country we used to live in huge family like father , grandfather, grand children,brothers, sister etc. Now a days it seems that the family value is getting drooped as too many tiny families are emerging.Now it is reaching a concept that 3 to 4 people is a good family and more than 5 is a huge family. But I still like to be in huge family even though there will be some problems too many people will be there caring each other. I think children will also enjoy their life as they will be getting many company.