Monday, August 01, 2011
Reunions - To Be or Not To Be?
I had a very interesting time this weekend – my youth group had a reunion. Yep, the kids I spent the majority of my time with during my teen years all got together for dinner and memories.
Now, this might sound odd to you, but you have to understand that I grew up in a charismatic Christian environment: homeschooling, speaking in tongues, the whole bit… Luckily, we all turned out fairly normal. :) But since I was homeschooled through high school and graduated in a class of 4, this is like my high school reunion. So I was a bit nervous…
But we had a great time! Everyone brought nostalgic food, like the oatmeal brown sugar cookies our youth leader made for every event, chili cheese dip that my husband perfected in high school, and the hot ham rolls our family introduced sometime in our late teens. We got to meet spouses we’ve never met before, and the next generation: lots of kids. Little Man had a few moments of freaking out when a whole hoard of kids descended on his room and toys, but for the most part they did really well.
Then we talked, and talked, and talked. My sister and I had brought out photo albums and scrapbooks, which provided a lot of fodder (for name calling, memories, and some things we’d rather have forgotten). We also had to catch up on who everyone was now, including spouses, kids, jobs, etc. The highlight of the evening was a SPOONS tournament (if you haven’t played this card game which results in fighting over plastic spoons, it’s a hoot), and guess who won the championship belt? That’s right – me! Of course, I won it from my husband, who kept the custom made belt since he was a teen. I call it keeping it in the family.
So tell me, what kind of reunions have you enjoyed? Which ones do you wish you had a good excuse to avoid?