Sunday, February 15, 2009

Week #7 - Dream Home

I'm pretty sure we all can agree that there is no such thing as a perfect family or a perfect home.  That said, however, I think everyone has a picture in their minds regarding the kind of home they wish they had--as an adult or a child.  So what is your idea of a utopian home?  What would you consider to be characteristics of the perfect family?  Do you think having a "dream family" idea is positive or negative?  Once again, just a string of questions to consider when posting this week...


  1. I think the idea of a "dream family" is both positive and negative. If we let them, our ideals of how we should be can do nothing but drag us down. They can have a tendency to make us feel like we aren't where we should be and we are doing very badly. On the other hand, if we use these ideals correctly, they can be a good guide for our lives. We can use them as goals of where we want to end up, rather than where we should be right now. It give us something to work toward.
    As for as a utopian home, obviously the biggest characteristic I would like to have in my own home is the presence of the Spirit. That makes a big difference in a home and would hopefully influence it's inhabitants to be more kind to one another. (I hope that answers your questions. ;-))

  2. Your blog is so fun! And that is so awesome you are writing a book!

    As for a response to the utopian home topic, ditto to Sam. :) I'll think of some cool response for your next topic, something publish-worthy, just in case. ;)

    p.s. Your "about me" section seriously made me laugh out loud!

  3. I think that it is absolutely necessary to know what the ideal is, or the prophets would not spend so much time talking about families. I also think that we all ought to be unsatisfiedly understanding that we are not now nor cannot soon be perfect or ideal. More importantly still we have to hold ourselves to a higher standard while allowing others to be where they are.

    On a side note, my ideal home/house would have a batcave room with a bookshelf or fireplace as the door.

  4. Utopian home....finding one meal that everyone likes. That would be my definition on the funny side, but seriously.

  5. I'm a pretty simple person. Basically, I want my home to be a combination of the chocolate factory (in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and One-eyed Willy's pirate ship (in Goonies). I know that's how I wished my home was when I was growing up!