We used to have a habit in our house that somehow we slid away from. It wasn't that we just stopped cold one day, but you know how it is. Let's skip this tonight, there's too much homework. Or there's laundry to do.
You know how these things go. One thing leads to another and before you know it, you're out of the habit. I'm not talking about my gym habit (although that could apply), but our board game tradition.
It used to be every night after dinner, we'd play a game. Or a puzzle. But it was something, just the two of us, no tv, no music, just us on the floor playing a game with no mercy.
As I was thinking how I actually miss this tradition in our home, it also has applications to the themes of this week.
No only are Board Games an alternative to sitting around the tv, but it's greener too. And it's frugal. Instead of heading out the door, driving somewhere and spending money, you have that time at home using things you already possess.
Maybe taking things back to a simple entertainment where it's about laughs and interactions, rather than zoning out is the next step on our 2010 goal of simplifying and detoxing our household.
And maybe we can't do it everynight, but if nothing else, we can designate one night a week for this and start from there. Why not schedule in this time the same way we do yoga, girl scouts, and swimming?
It starts today. What about you? Can you give up the TV one night for a family board game?
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