Family Wii tournaments in the basement. We bought Super Mario 3D World for Christmas. It's a fun game that everyone can play at the same time. It's a game like Super Mario Bro. but you play as a team to defeat the levels. It is ridiculously fun. Our whole family plays it together and we get really into it.
We thought we beat the game at the end of Christmas vacation. Then we found out there were bonus worlds. We finally finished those and then we found out there was another bonus level if you complete all the little parts of the game that we didn't think were necessary the first time around, so we are basically replaying the whole game to pick up the little things we didn't get the first time around.
Every time we play it we all get completely ridiculous. Someone will do something funny that sets off someone else and eventually we're all literally laughing so hard that we have to stop playing to calm down. We played it tonight and I have a headache from laughing so hard. We had to keep pausing the game because we get so ridiculously wound up. I laughed until I cried and my stomach hurt. I can't even explain to you what's so funny. It's just funny. When the five of us get together we laugh and we laugh and we laugh.
And that's what I love about my family. When my kids are grown up and don't live with us anymore, that's what I'm going to miss. I'm going to miss all the nights we spent piled on the couch laughing so hard that someone had an asthma attack and we had to stop what we were doing so that everyone could calm down. I hope that's what my kids remember too. :)