My mother-in-law is here for the night, there’s nothing “must-watch” on TV, no firm plans. After dinner, I asked Jeff, “So did we decide anything about whether to play a game or something?”
Jeff says, “No, not yet. Why, Honey, what would you want to play?”
“Oh really, nothing?” Jeff asks me, “What’s your second choice?”
I collapse in laughter.
Back when I was young and single, I remember one of my guy friends talking with me about board games. He wondered why we hadn’t played any, said we had to play Monopoly or something, sometime soon. The next time I talked to him, I’d thought it over, and I said, “Board games are something people do when they run out of things to talk about.”
I was too harsh. I did used to love playing Monopoly and some other games when I was a kid — usually my dad and I would play, I think, just the two of us. A game can be an “it’s good just to be together” kind of thing to do.
My top choice is probably Book Lovers’ Trivial Pursuit, but of course I don’t have any bookish company to play it with me. I’d better close and go see if they’ve decided on something, or if they already gave up on me and are moving on. 😉