We value our 'just us three' moments every weekend. It doesn't necessarily mean that we have to be out somewhere. Sometimes we just stay in. And when we do, we bask in activities that involve all three of us. No one is spared. From water color painting, to building blocks, to several rounds of Jenga, to watching family-oriented movies and just last weekend-- to getting Kinected!
It's only recently that Mischka appreciated Kinect. Before she was content with just watching her Dad play his Xbox. Now that she's more agile, she joins in the fun! We may have to move the whole Xbox enterprise to a room with less furniture as we foresee more Kinecting in the near future.
I am sometimes bothered by the fact that Mischka is growing up surrounded by too much technology. I fear that such is hindering her from nurturing creativity the old fashion way.
Technology however is inevitable. It is here to stay. And for that I am grateful. Thus, I have long learned that the key is to strike a good balance between the old and the new. She may play soccer on Kinect but we also take her to the field for a some kicks whenever we could. Both moments are special and bonding.