For quite sometime Ollie and I have discussed playing board games, but that is about as far as we had got, we so often get swept away with the mundane that the idea was soon a figment in our imaginations…….again.
With the school 6 weeks holiday a dim and distant memory we felt that putting down the laptops and turning off the TV would be an ideal way to spend time as a family, to laugh, to reconnect and in some cases drawer appallingly badly …
We cant all be good at everything can we?
Now we started playing Pictionary however with Joshua making up his own 2.5 year old rules one side was never going to do well so we abandoned the rules, laughed and scratched our heads at some rather ‘interesting’ pictures.
Needless to say there were a few tantrums thrown in from Joshua when he made an escape with the dice, followed by Ollie sulking when his ‘Italy’ drawing was not recognised! After reading in an article in the Metro ‘Another Roll of The Dice‘ it seems the board game business is still pretty big stuff but yet in our household it had fallen by the wayside.
As a child I remember spending days playing the same game of Monopoly until someone crumbled and cried (it wasn’t me!)
I think sometimes moving with the times has a lot to answer to, that such fantastic family time can be forgotten and we certainly had forgotten … although it was hard work with a toddler and a tween, one running off with the game pieces and the tween getting excitable.
We did have several ‘moments’ although all in all it was fantastic time. Which was the aim of 1926 Wood Flooring‘s campaign to get family and friends together in one room sharing valuable time together and creating lasting memories. (after seeing Ollie’s ‘Italy’ I fear I will never hear the word again without it making me smirk)
We have already decided that we need to grab some extra team mates and are intending to rope in the grandparents soon!!
Disclaimer: I received a board game as compensation for writing this post. However, all views expressed where formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse and all sulking was genuine.