Relaxation and Recreation

It’s been almost two weeks, and I’ve essentially managed to ditch the computer and the blackberry every evening until the girls’ bedtime.

Two weeks. I’m fairly impressed with myself. I would have been proud to keep the experiment going for a week. And I do find that avoiding the electronics like the plague has helped me relax when I get home from work.
It’s also enabled me to play some new games. A role playing version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” with Sophie. Mancala with Chloe. And Sophie and I pulled some weeds together, too. The other night we played Go Fish. I’ve also played more gin rummy with Chloe in one week than I have in the last 25 years.
And for the most part, I’m having fun. Lots of fun. Granted, when they act up during our relaxation and recreation time together, not so fun. And don’t get me wrong. I haven’t yet seen any noticeable change in their behavior and I don’t have any particular expectation that I will – they still throw tantrums now and again, and they never give me enough hugs. More hugs, please!

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