Today’s post is brought to you by the Afterlife prompt which states that I need to set a timer for 10 minutes and just type for the duration. We’ll see what happens.
In my quest to find refills for my 5-gallon water bottle(s), I ended up having to bite the bullet and actually go to Wal-Mart. I had been avoiding it for .. well .. pretty much ever, but there’s just nowhere else in town that has these things. So I went this evening for 1-2 bottles as well as something to make for dinner. (I ended up making carne asada fries, 10/10, would recommend!)
Naturally, as is the case when I got to Wal-Mart or Target, I left with way more than what I went there for. I ended up snagging two really cute, lightweight sweaters for myself, some more of my hard-to-find, actually no-show socks, and a whole stack of board games to play with the kid. I grabbed her a bingo game, Chutes & Ladders, some Penguin Pile-Up balancing game, and a super fun I-Spy Dig In game. Also for myself, I got Harry Potter UNO, because who can walk past that for $5 and not grab it? (Spoiler: Not me.)
So this evening, after I made dinner, I sat down and we played 3 out of the 4 games that I got. It was pretty fun and I think it helped break up the monotony of how life has been going for the past year. Little by little, I keep adding to our little stack of games we can play together to pass 20 minutes and keep her interested. Anything beyond that, and I’ve lost her.
All in all, I’d say that’s a bit of a mom win. I’ll take it. <3