Family chat group: The 21st-century version of family-time using the social-media platform.Everyone would be having their family groups in the social media platforms, such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, etc that allows us to messages, texts, pictures and videos with our family members who in different cities, states of our country or even working or residing in other countries. Though it is popular with the millennials, nowadays even the oldies are having active participation as it helps them to be with the family, their children and grandchildren. Some study even reports that people who are connected with their family through social media or app felt more attached to their family, felt less forlorn and amour propre.
The thought of raising this thread today is because our family group have become more active during the pandemic or lockdown. Usually, my sisters and their family would visit our home during the summer vacation but they could not due to COVID-19. The group first set-up a family group on google duo and IMO. We started making calls to chit-chat about what is happening around and to know about each other's health and whereabouts. Then we kept 9 days way of the cross during the Lent season, we made a group call on Easter and then onwards do make a group call on every Sunday evening. Generation Y came up with the idea of having fun during the call and then we started to keep one-one activities every Sunday. We started with Antakshari, Bible quiz, Sing the song from the English translation, prankish question(kusruthi chodyam), Riddles, food housie, Rack your brain along with the photographer hidden in you, etc. Different people/member/family are given the chance to organise and come up with their unique thoughts and games each week. The next on the list is a Masterchef in the family kitchen and travelogue housie.
Are you'll active in your family group? Do your family group organise games and activities? Do share your family group activities that you enjoy and do in your family group. Let others know about the fun activities of your family group.
(My 15th entry for the ISC 13th Birthday Special - A thread a day challenge. )