Hand You’re Dealt

Little Miss Thing, age 7, walks up shuffling a deck of cards.

LMT: “Daddy, pick a card.”

Me: “Hmmm… Let me see… I’ll choose… this one.”

LMT: (shuffles cards intently for 30 seconds)

LMT: “Sorry, you lose.” (walks away)

Me: …

Families who Game Together

D&D with the kids… Free.

Funny accent when pretending to be a goblin… Free.

Disbanding a gang of local ruffians… Free.

Lucky surprise sneak attack completely defeating the gang’s wizard leader in 30 seconds instead of the hour of combat I had planned… Free.

An evening interacting with my kids instead of us all staring at electronic screens: PRICELESS