Our kids are growing up so fast. I have been told again and again to stop and enjoy them while they’re little….and my goodness, how I’ve tried! But I’d have to say that I am starting to see some of the really fun things about having kiddos who are getting older. I mean, I don’t quite have teenagers yet (2 more years until that becomes official)…..but our older kiddos are becoming really fun to joke with, have lengthy discussions with, and yes, even tease them! My husband Steve and I are both the youngest in our families so it’s finally our turn to tease someone younger than us! ;)
Anyway, something that has become a favorite lazy evening (or Sunday afternoon) pass-time for us with our bigger kids is playing games. Nope, not electronic games, but board games, card games, puzzles, etc. If we have a few spare minutes after dinner chores and it’s not quite bedtime yet, they always ask to pull out a game. I asked Connor pretty recently what his favorite family vacation we’ve ever had was….and he told me all about our family slumber party we had this past summer, where we played all sorts of really silly games together, all night long. I was kind of surprised it wasn’t one of the trips we’ve been on but he explained it’s the most fun when we’re all just hanging out together that he loves best! (Sweet boy. I guess the fact that he leaves dirty socks all over the house is forgiven. ;) )
Anyway, playing games is kinda our thing! So, when Spin Master asked if I’d like to try out a new game with my family, I quickly said, ummm, YES PLEASE!!
That’s when Otrio showed up at our door. After un-boxing it and setting it out on the counter, my kids thought I accidentally left out an unwrapped Christmas gift. Haha! Once I explained that we were going to test it out, to see how we liked it, they were SO EXCITED!