I have an idea that would be pretty radical for our family if I can get my husband to agree.
My dream for my DSS has always been that our families would be able to spend a half-hour to an hour being pleasant with each other to celebrate accomplishments in his life. For instance, we could all share an ice cream after a t-ball game.
Well, rather than wait for this to occur naturally, I've just proposed to my husband that we all try to spend a half-hour together for DSS's sake every month. Perhaps on even month's it's during our parenting time and on odd months it's during her parenting time. I'm not going to deny that this won't be hard for all of us - but if we can all be adults and keep it together, I feel like this could be hugely beneficial for DSS. And my fear is that, if we don't start, we may get to DSS's wedding and he'll be stressing about how to make sure we all don't talk to each other. :-/
Have any of you ever done something like this? How did it work? Do you have ideas about neutral, half-hour activities?