I come from a big Greek family. My parents have been married 50+ years, have five kids (including their favourite….ahem), who are all married (except my stubborn older brother) and are still married to the same people and have nine children among them. All of us live in the same city except for my brother and his family. On major holidays, we come together to celebrate which for Greek people means we eat until we crash on any available couch. Every single Christmas, we all come together at my parents’ house and have our 21 people family sitting around a giant makeshift table. Every. Single. Year.
I guess you would say that my family is as traditional as it gets (with a whole bunch of Greek thrown in). But I know we’re not necessarily the norm these days. My entire life my dad would tell us kids that no matter what, your family comes first and they’re what matter most. And as I’ve gotten older and had my children, I realize how right he is. But this is true regardless of what your family looks like. Your people are your people and that’s that.
There are so many fun flicks on Netflix, that feature non-traditional families (hello segue) to enjoy with your kids. Here’s a few we really enjoyed:
And some great tv titles for the entire family – personally I think Gilmore Girls needs to be mandatory viewing for all humans. Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out the first season of Netflix original Grace and Frankie.
So get some snacks, and sit with your people and enjoy!
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