What is it about weekends that are the absolute best part of the week? For me and the kids the promise of no work and no school makes Friday night a time for celebration. It is a much anticipated couple days off. It is a couple days to do whatever floats our boat. It is a promise to stay up late and sleep in. It promises time to have fun. Most weekends are just another day at the office for my husband.
This weekend my husband is on the road. What’s worse is he is not feeling his best. I worry. I can’t help myself. I want him here with me so I can take care of him. If he were home and needed to be seen by the doctor, he could. Out there the only hope for any kind of medical help is the nearest emergency room. Even with insurance that can get expensive.
My weekends always involve a little bill paying, a little grocery getting, and if I am lucky—which I usually am, a lot of game playing. I love games. While my kids love playing electronic games, I prefer classic games like Monopoly and Skip Bo. I love to play cards and have a vast collection of card games. I love Game Wright games and have quite a collection of them. They are imaginative, whimsical, and make you think. In that respect, they are great for kids. I am a big kid at heart so they are especially good for me. I love “Sleeping Queens” where the object is to wake up all the Sleeping Queens. It is a whimsical game of Kings, Queens, sleeping potions, magic wands, knights, and dragons. I love to submerge myself into the land of Gubs too. It is a fun game of wit and luck where you do your best to grow your colony despite the threats or hazards. Only the strong survive. Another game that I am simply addicted to is Frog Juice where you cast spells, brew concoctions, and melt witches! As you can see, I get into playing games that stoke my imagination, allow me to strategize, and strengthen my analytical skills. I love games that fine tune my kids brains and promote their learning.
Weekends are great for movie marathons, trips to the mall to wander, reading in bed, drawing zentangles, knitting, and if we are lucky a chance to eat out. As much as I love to cook, I still love to take a night off from doing the dishes! Weekends are when the barriers come down. You can enjoy your family, have fun, take care of business, and relax. If my husband is coming home, it is always for the weekend! It is no wonder so many people celebrate the coming of Friday and happily count the days to the next one!