I really enjoy living in the twenty-first century! I like television, computers, iPad, iPhones, Kindles, DVD players, hot and cold running water, indoor plumbing, Tempur-pedic mattresses, and a host of other things that have been invented over the last one hundred years. You see, my idea of camping is going to a Hampton Inn that doesn’t have cable.
I especially like all the new electronic devices, and I want my son to be able to enjoy them in time. However, this year for Christmas, my son received several types of games—Sorry, Trouble with Mater, Cars 2 Operation, Rock’em Sock’em Robots, and Battleship. We have been playing a couple of different games each evening, and I love it. It’s great to turn off all the electronics in the house and just play a board game together. We laugh, talk, and interact with each other as we play the game. When someone gets close to winning, the other two players gang up to send the leader back to start, then the trash talk begins. Sometimes a tickle match breaks out and we have to put the game on hold. Last night when I was getting whooped, I shot mom with a Nerf gun which led to mom and William teaming up against me (two Nerf guns against one isn’t fair).
We still have our television shows that we each like to watch, computer games to play, and other electronic devices to occupy our time. However, taking time each night to spend together is great. I would encourage you to plan a game night each week with your family. The joy of being together is a treasure that I want to enjoy while we are all still under one roof.
As I said before, I like modern conveniences; never-the-less, spending intimate, meaningful time with my wife and son is something I love!