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With hubby working long hours he rarely has the energy to do anything when he gets home, and by then its the girls bedtimes anyway.
This does frustrate me a lot as family time is important and the girls really need to spend more fun time with their dad. In fact we all need to spend some proper quality time together.
So when he recently had some unexpected time off from work, I was determined we were going to make use of our rare days and evenings together. I was also lucky to be asked to take part in a games night with Coca Cola and Collective Bias. Although Munchkin has never had a fizzy drink and shows no interest in them, I must admit I am a bit of an addict so I couldn’t resist taking part.
So off we went to our local Tesco to get shopping for some snacks….and of course Coca Cola.
Munchkin trying to decide what chocolate to get here. You can see the whole of our shopping trip on my Google+ album.
As this was officially our first proper games night, I allowed the snacks to be treats, I don’t usually let Munchkin have chocolate, crisps and cake in the evening; it won’t do any harm as a one off.
I didn’t want the games night to be about the Wii (which is what Munchkin wanted) but family time with board games. Munchkin has quite a few board games, so we asked her to pick some of the ones she wanted to play and bring them from her room.
These are the ones she picked.
Snakes and Ladders is a classic so we started off with that. We love how simple it is to play, but also aids with counting. However, we we weren’t happy when her dad kept winning!!
Munchkin really enjoyed her special evening in playing games, as she got to spend some quality time with her dad. We are determined now to make the effort and make this a regular thing.
Oh and not to forget Bee; although she couldn’t play she was in the midst of the games with her own special snacks.
Do you have regular games nights with the family?
My ten year old has recently made her own board game that involves dragons and caves and all sorts, so we are playing that quite a lot at the moment. Is it a bit tricky though as she refuses to write down the rules and they seem to change an awful lot depending on her mood!