Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Movie Mondays

One LDS tradition which me and the Mrs have struggled to get going in our house is something called Family Home Evening or FHE.

It's not that we haven't tried, it just never gets traction and usually stops a week or two after we start.

The deal is, on Monday nights, the whole family gathers together, and you have prayers, songs and then a special lesson on some gospel thing, and then you finish it with treats.

Sounds like a blast right?

I remember lots of FHE from when I was a kid about cleaning up our toys and helping out around the house - Not so much fun.

Anyway, so now that we're not active Mo's the pressure to have FHE has gone a little, but in reality the idea of a night set aside for family is actually quite a good one.


We started Movie Mondays. It's taken a while to get traction, but unlike FHE, everyone is keen to get this one going.

So the Monday plan is this:

I get home from work as quick as is humanly possible.

Mrs Koda arranges for a dinner which is quick and not too messy. The plan is to eat it while we watch.

The whole family picks the movie and then we sit down and watch it together.

In the last week, it's been Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Christmas with the Kranks.

Good times!


  1. Saturday night is movie night here. Same thing, someting easy for dinner, doonas from our beds, and as a treat it is the one day/night of the week the kids r allowed to have soft drink. Sometimes we splash out and get a bag of lollies too. The kids start counting the number of sleeps until the next movie night from sunday, even though they rarely stay awake long enough t see the end of a movie!

  2. At the end of the day, I don't think it's really about the movie - and that's the best part :-)

  3. I think that's a great idea! In my family growing up, FHE morphed into a weekly game night with ice cream and/or popcorn (lessons were rare), so I have fond memories of it.

  4. It's great that you're making an effort to spend quality time with your family. Kudos.

  5. and Movie Monday just sounds more fun than Family Home Evening.