Growing up, playing with cards or dice was a kin to being an ax-murderer on the sin chart so I pretty much never played games. Linda on the other hand played lots of games, including putting her hands to a decadent deck of cards and tossing the dangerous dice. Being the stick-in-the-mud I am, rather than learn to play after we were married, we didn’t play many table type games with our kids, opting to do more of the outside team games.Over a year ago things changed in our lives to the degree that I found myself with less to do than normal and we found ourselves camping a considerable amount. Along with some new friends that enjoyed table games we have started playing way more than ever before and strangest thing, I like it. I am having some good fun and after 30+ years of marriage without games, Linda is getting to do something she has always liked.
Not sure if there is a point here or not. Perhaps it is good to do some things you don’t really like to do because someone you care about likes it and you might learn to like it. Maybe the point is that slowing down to play a table game teaches us something about play that we need to know. Or it could be that sharing something as simple as a game of cards or dice grows us up in some ways we need to grow up.
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