The notion of “family” has changed over the years, and continues to evolve as our lifestyles and circumstances present us with new opportunities. Parents work longer hours and children get involved in more activities, making the 6pm family dinner a thing of the past. It’s nice when we can all eat together, but for many families, it’s not practical anymore. Baby boomers are now known as the “sandwich generation,” caring for children and aging parents simultaneously. The economy has forced many twenty- and even thirty-somethings back to their parents’ homes. The definition of family varies considerably, depending on whom you talk to.
Many of us strive to find some common ground, to pin down some time when everyone can put their activities aside and enjoy being together. With so many generations to please, however, it’s hard to find something that every family member can enjoy. Where can the kids let off steam while parents enjoy a welcome break, and grandparents can put their feet up and relax?
Believe it or not, there are myriad opportunities to enjoy family time together without breaking the bank and without having to brace yourself for the inevitable “I’m bored!” from the kids. This summer, pack a picnic on Wednesdays and head over to Katonah. Caramoor’s Dancing at Dusk series is the place for you if this whole family scenario seems familiar. All you have to do is get here – we will take care of the rest.