Social life (or lack thereof)

March 28, 2006

Zac and Liz invited themselves over last night—thanks for being bold and just doing that!

Our social life is in transition right now. We used to have people over all the time. It was easy because our children went to bed early. Our last home group met at our place, and between 7:30 and 8:00 Kay or I would duck out of the gathering to tuck in the kids, who would fall asleep regardless of the commotion in the living room.

But the kids are getting older. We try to get the girls in bed around 8:15, then Trevor at 9:00. And being more interested in what’s going on, they lie in bed listening to the sounds of conversation and laughter instead of going to sleep. We do have more freedom to duck out and leave them for part of the evening. But this is a new phase for us and we haven’t figured out a good social rhythm. Right now, we’re pretty bad at inviting people over because life just happens, and by the time we get the kids to bed we have around an hour to ourselves before we crash.

So to compensate for our not having figured ourselves out, do what Zac does (WWZD):
Invite yourself over.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

3 responses to Social life (or lack thereof)

  1. As you know, we’re good at that… 😉

  2. I can so identify. The last dinner guests we had came because they invited us to their place and we grabbed the opportunity to reverse the invitation and say, great idea, you come here instead, though, ’cause it’s our turn. But having them pick the date really helped us (never would have happened otherwise). Like you said, life happens. All year long.

  3. And what happens when Trevor asks if he can stay up and take part in some relevant activities?