Family game night at my house is a hoot

Family game night at my house is a hoot

“Have a family game night,” the experts say. “It’s fun!” they say. Who IS this proverbial “they”? They must be living where marijuana is legal.

Here’s what family game night is like at my house:

Me: What shall we play?

Them: I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. (Simultaneously).

Me: What about Life?

Them: Yes! No! I hate board games. (That last one from my hubby).

Me: How about  Sequence? 

Them: What’s that? I don’t know how to play! I hate board games.

Me: I know! Let’s play Yahtzee!

Them: OK. Yes! I hate board games.

So, the Yahtzee games begins. My oldest talks incessantly and forgets to write down her scores. My youngest is uber-ultra-competitive and gets really mad when she rolls something bad. My hubby sits and mumbles about not liking board games. I try desperately to help my family “have fun.”

Uh-huh. That’s working well. We play the game until the end. Someone wins, someone is at the bottom.

Winner: Let’s play again!

Losers: Can we play something else? How about we play one more? I hate board games.

So, we play again to give someone else a chance to win.

My oldest talks incessantly, but is better about writing down her scores and carefully adding (she’s usually the first loser). My youngest remains uber-ultra-competitive and really wants to beat the rest of us again. My hubby stops grumbling, because he knows I’ll start throwing him “the look” if he doesn’t at least try to have some fun.

I finally relax a little bit and enjoy the game – sorta. The game ends, and we’re all relieved.

Me: What shall we play next?

Them: Can I go listen to music on my Kindle? Can I go read? I hate board games.

I send them away, grab a cup of decaf (or an Angry Orchard, depending on how bad things got) and something chocolate, and sit down to blog about my funny, lovable, whacked out family.

Want to come over for family game night some time? It’s a hoot.

Ephesians 6:1-4 (NIV)

6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Source: Biblegateway

Do you have family game night at your house? How does it go? What are some of your favorite games? (I’m a glutton for punishment).

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