Game Night

I am so sorry for posting late today! We had our Christmas yesterday which completely messed up my days. We had a cozy little Christmas at home.

Two weeks ago we started something new in our house. Family game night with chore assignments. After the game Sunday night chores get assigned. The winner of the game gets their pick of the chores and one free pass on their chores. The free pass allows them to skip their chores for one day and they get to decide who has to do them. They can save up the free pass cards and use them whenever they want. Wyatt plans to save a week’s worth so he can have a week off some time. The loser of the game has to do the dishes all week but they also get to pick the game for the next week.

Game night has never been so loud and filled with laughter. The first week we played My Hero Academia Monopoly. Some poor trading choices were made. Quin tried to slip extra money to people to help give an edge but every time he tried to cheat he would start giggling so we all knew. After two hours Quinlan decided that he had had enough and forfeited, taking on the dishes for the week.

This past Sunday Quin decided that the game would be Go Fish! He said, “I can win that game.” We played three rounds and added up the totals to get the winners. Quin had us play with a deck of anime cards so he would ask for a specific character and I would then say something like “Oh is that the 10?” so they would all know that I had a 10 in my hand! Needless to say I lost. Which means I had to wash the Christmas dinner dishes and will have to wash after our cozy NYE party. Jessica won once again. At least I get to pick the game next week.

Honestly, I don’t care what we play. I just care that for one night a week all of my kids are together, laughing and plotting against me to make me lose. We’re creating memories that we’ll all cherish.

How do you divvy up chores? How did you when there were kids around?

About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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4 Responses to Game Night

  1. Jeff Salter says:

    this sounds like a hoot.
    Also a very creative way to get the chores done… with some ability to trade & finagle.

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Sounds like fun! I don’t remember much family activity growing up, but my girls enjoy playing board and card games. Hubby won’t participate. Chores were done either by me or when the three of us did them together. But somehow, both of my girls are better at housekeeping than I am.

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  3. Your family game night is a wonderful idea, and you are indeed creating memories. God bless you and your family.


  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    That’s a good way to get things done, and family game night is a fantastic idea.


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