Little Victories

gametime-300x225Playing board games as a family isn’t always the picture perfect TV commercial some might think. At least in our family it isn’t. More often than not, games night (or day) ends in someone crying, yelling or stomping off.

I decided today that we’d play only as much as we could during a rainy day game of Risk. I think we lasted more than an hour when voices rose loud in competition and the energy reached its peak. Some might think it’s a failure to “take a break” and go our separate ways. I think it’s pure strategy. No one gets hurt, there was no yelling or sore feelings and we got to enjoy some creative non-screen interaction for more than an hour.

Hurrah for small victories!

One response to “Little Victories

  1. I think that’s great!! While ending the night in arguments or tears might not exactly be fun, I think it that letting kids have those frustrating experiences helps them learn that they can handle it. They will just get better and better at being frustrated! Game nights are the best anyways 🙂

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