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Dec 22, 2021Liked by Austin Kleon

This was perfect today! All of my out of town kids will be in for Christmas and the 3 little boys, 5, 6, and 9 always like to watch something after the meal while the grown ups talk. Thanks Austin!

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Dec 22, 2021Liked by Austin Kleon

Yes to Friday night family movie nights and to Kiki! We’ve been keeping that routine/tradition since our now 19 year old was in elementary school. And she insisted that every one call her Kiki for more than a year when she was in preschool.

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Dec 21, 2021Liked by Austin Kleon

Thanks for the recipe and instructions. Sounds like a great treat, and a wonderful family experience.

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Dec 21, 2021Liked by Austin Kleon

This is a beautiful ritual. When my son gets older (he's 2) I hope we can do something similar.

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We only really started this year, and my youngest is 6 — so you have something to look forward to :)

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Thanks a million! We really need new choices to replace afternoons with our grandson and his hero, Captain Underpants.

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We're NOT replacing our grandson.

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Dec 21, 2021Liked by Austin Kleon

Oh! Thanks Meg! We've been living with our adult kids (20 and 24, both in school) through the pandemic. We still enjoy family dinners and recently started making our own pizzas. Can't wait to try your dough recipe.

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Family movie nights! Best thing ever, and lots of good memories from my son's growing up years. If only we had thought about homemade pizza to go with it.....but it is never too late....my son is in his early 30s and I'm keeping this idea in mind for the next time he comes to town for a visit!

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We do the same — pizza and movie with our 8-year-old on Friday nights! Thanks for the wonderful list; some favorites on there and some we haven't seen yet. A few of our recent hits: The Speed Cubers (documentary, Netflix, sweet story and led to a new obsession with the Rubik Cube), Around the World in 80 Days (with Jackie Chan?? Surprisingly ridiculous and hilarious for us adults, too), and Sound of Music (a classic, and still stellar; might be too much for the 6yo, though).

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Thanks for this! Especially the pizza dough recipe☺️. Question: do all four of you wait patiently until the last of the four pizzas are cooked? Or just plow through them one by one? I don’t think my 3 teens would wait that long …

Going to fire up Ratatouille for family movie night!

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They get “screen time” before pizza night so they’re usually oblivious until all four are done :)

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Perhaps the best movie your little ones will remember are the memories they’ll have later in life that include pizza, movies and family and…traditions.

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