A topic of discussion amongst my siblings has been playing games with your spouse. No not head games (we are all beyond such juvenile stuff) I mean board games, card games.. whatever. Some of us have come to the unfortunate conclusion that it does not benefit the relationship to play games with one’s spouse. Competitive feelings arise, smugness and bitter defeat ensue.
I come from a family that likes to play games. From the old days when Monopoly or Risk seemed the only option, unless you wanted to play chess or checkers, to more recent days with all sorts of strange games like (translated) cow-handle, settlers, dutch blitz, etc. etc. So there was a reason that I remained rather quiet during those aforementioned discussions. Scott and I have never (to our recollection) played a game together – with just the two of us!!! In thirteen years of marriage the only games we played were with the kids! This however has been remedied and I am happy to announce that we are one of those lucky couples who can play a game or two together and still go peacefully to bed together. We played two games of rummikub (and I won both) 🙂
What about you? To play or not to play, that is the question.