The older my boys get, the more it seems we spend our days rushing from one place to another without any time to just relax together and enjoy a little downtime. But that time to unwind is so important; it helps us catch up on one another’s lives and enjoy the quiet peacefulness of being together. That’s why I have recently started ensuring that I set aside one weekday evening and one weekend afternoon for my boys and I to just spend time together watching a movie, playing a board game or reading a book.
One of our very favourite activities recently has been playing board games together. It’s just been recently that Benjamin understand some of the basic concepts needed to play a basic game with us and now that he does, we’ve been finding all kinds of great games that we can play together. My poor youngest son still does have a tendency to pout a bit when he doesn’t win, but for the most part, playing a game together is something we always find relaxing and enjoyable.