Lots of coffee today, but I managed to avoid the crash….by taking an afternoon nap ;)
Just played a hard, but fun board game with K (he won again. Pulled it back on the last turn AGAIN, dammit) and now I feel all revitalized.
Playing a complicated game after the kids go to bed is such a great way to spend time, as a stay at-home mother. It is so healthy to share something with your spouse that isn’t related to the children (love ’em as we do, little soul-suckers). It feels fabulous to wrap your brain around something challenging and watch yourself getting more insightful, more tenacious, more strategic…BETTER at something that doesn’t involve cleaning fluids. Ahhhh.
And before you ask how I have the energy: it GIVES me energy. Even if I feel like going to bed right after the children, if we sit down to play an intriguing game, I always perk up, then want to keep playing into the wee small hours. I try not to actually do that too often, as the 6 am wake-up call is still going to be there, but it’s good to feel so engaged.
Now, at 11.10 p.m., I feel like I could do anything. (Even though I lost. It was close.)
I even feel like I could stick to the ‘sensible eating plan with exercise’ this week.
Hope it lasts.
So, what was the last board game you played, and when?
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