I caught a pretty good break New Year's Eve. I have kids ranging in age from 9 to 15. 15 might be too "old" to do a lot of the things we had in the past, and 9 might be too young to enjoy some of the stuff the older ones might like.
Well, like I said, I caught a break. The oldest came home a couple of days before New Year's Eve and asked if we could consider a bowling party organized by a local complex. The 9 year old piped in, "Ohh yay, can we go bowling?"
Now I might have been afraid to suggest such a thing for fear of being a dork or something. Here they were, asking if I would mind doing it with them!
The place offered a package based on groups of 6. $85 included: unlimited bowling, shoe rental, 2 pizza pies, chips & pretzels, and 4 pitchers of soda. There were 6 of us including the 15-year-old's new boyfriend. (We like the guy, by the way). So I ended up doing something with the kids that they asked for, and we all enjoyed. Not bad, huh? And I didn't get called a dork! (well, at least not till now- fire away, wise guys)