You know those visions you have of family game night where everyone is sitting around a table, laughing, bantering, building memories of togetherness fun. Yeah. That's not really how it happens at our house.
Tonight we were having family game night. We were all sitting on the floor, playing Tumbling Monkeys together. Except Briggs kept trying to steal the monkeys and knock over the game with his trucks. And Adelie kept marching around the room while blowing a whistle in between her turns. Staley was so focused on making a score sheet and keeping score that she always had to be prompted to actually take her turn. Two out of our three kids cried at some point. I'm not sure what the final score was, but it felt like we were all losing tonight.