So this week I was thinking about how, while I love my small house, I wish it was slightly bigger so it would be easier to have people over. We gather at a friend's house for football games and his house easily hosts upwards of 20 people. It's fun.
Even at that, I can have a family over and we can be crowded.
Then there's the scheduling issue. Finding a time that works for both me and my friend(s) can be complicated, especially with kids getting sick in the winter.
But really, this week I was thinking of posting on Facebook, first one to respond, come have dinner at my house Sunday night. I remember when I was a kid after church on Sunday we'd run around to all our friends seeing who was free to come over for lunch. It was the best. We've never done that now, it always has to be planned in advance.
I wonder if anyone would even respond if I put out an open invitation...
We know what people are up to every day with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and still sometimes email, but there's something about having the chance to be in the same space that makes it real. And that's super complicated for those of us with small children right now because you can actually have a better conversation online without the every.30.seconds.distraction of the kids needing something. It's just not quite the same though.
So, another small goal for this year. Attempt to connect with more people in real life. And if you're reading this, you're welcome!
Five minute Friday is now hosted over at Kate's place. As always please join in or leave a comment!