Story Starters: Your Family
This week's Story Starters: Your Family
Who are the members of your immediate family?
What roles do each play in the family dynamic (bread winner, nurturer, hero, etc.)?
When and how did your family begin?
What strengths does each family member possess (honesty, hard working, forgiving, etc.)?
How did your family change and improve with the addition of each child?
Where have you lived (homes, cities, military bases, etc.)?
What do you enjoy doing together as a family?
How do you share specific times with your loved ones (game night, pizza party, hiking, etc.)?
What would be missing from your happy home if certain members were unable to participate in gatherings or holidays?
What family rituals occur every day (i.e. oldest child feeds the dog before school; Dad cooks supper; Mom gets mail on way in from work)?
What traditions does your family have for birthdays?
What traditions does your family have for holidays?
How do you celebrate a success?
How does your family communicate with each other during the day (phone, text, email, IM, etc.)?
How do you maintain the family schedule?
What family rules do you have (i.e. everyone must clear their own plate from dinner; if you cook, you don’t clean)?
What is your favorite thing about your family?
How do you describe your family to others?
What stories do you tell about your family?
How do you show each other how much you love one another?
What is the silliest or craziest thing your family has ever done together?
What does your spouse or child do that always makes you laugh?
How do you document your family’s life (photography, scrapbooking, blog, etc.)?
What has your family done to surprise you?
Where does your family like to go out to eat or for a treat?
What has your family accomplished in the last year, five years, or ten years?
What goals do you have for your family?
What is your deepest wish for your family?