We love board games!

We love board games!

I had one of those parenting moments this week, or maybe it’s a life moment, where I did the reverse of what I wanted to do and it turned out wonderfully.

My eldest son came to me with a board game he’d been given as a gift and asked if I wanted to play.

I was busy doing my own thing at the time (creating some fab little frocks for my store) , and thoroughly enjoying myself.

Plus I was on a roll.

Plus it was MY time out.

I know, that sounds very selfish, but if you have kids, you know what it can be like. Time out is precious, and you can go a little nuts without some.

So back to me (see, selfish again). What I nearly said was ‘later mate, I’m busy right now’.

Instead, I put down what I was doing and said, ‘I’d love to’ and sat down on the floor to play a game.

The look on his face was well worth it.  We then spent the next half an hour playing the Dinosaur Adventure game together and both had a brilliant time. Later that night we coaxed the whole family into having a game, and it was one of the highlights of the week.

Lots of laughs, lots of ribbing each other, and lots of fun time together.

I think this is what well-meaning child psychologists and parenting experts are talking about when they discuss quality versus quantity in spending time with your kids.

Do you still play board games with your kids?

Enjoy xx

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2 Responses to Classic fun for the whole family, we love board games!

  1. Stevie | Mama and more says:

    This is so true and I hear you on the precious downtime. My husband has a mantra of always saying yes (well trying to) when our boys want to play with him, even if it is just for 5 minutes. It’s a good outlook and often they are happy to keep playing on their own once he has to get back to what he was doing. If he said ‘later’ they would probably keep bugging him for twice as long anyway.

    • Kirsty says:

      Thank you! Love your husbands mantra, and I bet your boys love the time he takes. It’s those small precious moments that really count. K xx

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