September 14, 2011

wifley wednesday: game night date

Every once in a while, Hubs forgets how ruthless I am at my favorite game and brings out Canasta for a game night. That turns into me asking for a round or 2 (which I usually am able to sneak in in a 3rd) the next few nights until he remembers I am ruthless. And I win. Then the game mysteriously gets put away again until he forgets again.

Playing games together is fun. You get to have this (friendly) smack-talk banter back and forth while chatting about life. I like that conversations are kept light but insightful. And if you don't like where the conversation is going, go can always pull the rug out and put all your cards down. 100 points for going out, and 100 points for going out concealed. That's a lot of points for a date night.

Of course, especially with Canasta, you always have to keep score. That way you can throw in a back rub for the winner, and get out of doing the dishes. Or... the sky is the limit.

The best part of a game night date is, you don't have to put a lot of planning or effort into it. If you're tired at the end of the day, playing a game is a great way to be lazy without ignoring each other in front of the TV. Most families have a game or two already, so there is usually no cost (although if you don't have Canasta I highly recommend it). You can include the whole family or play just the two of you. You can play in your work clothes, play clothes, jammies, or silkies. Or in the buff [insert a little wink-wink here].

Want to make it a little more special? Prepare his favorite dessert to go along with his favorite game. Turn on some music. Have some fun!


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