I had a little conversation on Twitter today with a handful of people. It started when one person said that he was looking for a 1000 sq ft home he could fit his family into. Knowing his family is the same size as mine, I replied that my family of six lives in a 798 sq ft home. He responded to this by saying that we must really like being with each other.
When I said that of course we like being with each other, two others jumped in saying I am in the minority and most families hate being with each other.
Is our family an anomoly? Is it really true that families can’t stand being around one another?
If what they claim is true, then I think it is very sad. I truly believe families should want to spend rime together.
As I write this, I am reminded of a Bloggernacle post not so long ago discussing the idea of “menrichment”, when men get together to bond without any wives or children. As the discussion progressed in the comments of this post, I began to feel that I was in the minority when I claimed that I have no desire to attend an elders quorum social without Mary, my wife.
Is it wrong to want to spend time with one’s family? I mean, I am away from them for over 8 hours every weekday. Why wouldn’t I want to spend as much time as I can with my children during the 2-3 hours between when I get home and they go to bed?
Why wouldn’t I want to spend time with Mary during the 5 waking hours I see her each day?
How will a man manage to live forever with his family,if he can’t stand being with them now?