My husband. Golly gee, I just love him. I've been mooning over this guy, and lucky enough to hold his hand, for over 10 years now. FOR-EV-ER. He's pretty much my favorite, bar none. Even when he says atrocious things like "No, that's not too much cleavage. There's more coming out of the arm holes than there is in the front, anyhow."
Anyhow, my biggest concern with the arrival of this new baby is that I'm going to have to share. Him. My favorite person ever. For the past 5 years, as long as we were at home, it was just the two of us and I had his undivided attention (assuming I could hide all of the electronic gaming devices, but that's a story for a different time...). And now, when we're home, I'll have to split his attention with a tiny human. Horror of horrors, I tell you what.
However, what's done is done, and I'm sure it won't be as big of a sacrifice as I'm building it up to be. Or if it is, we won't mind because we'll be so head-over-heels in love with this mini "us". But as I've mentioned, life will change. The number of spontaneous trips will dwindle. Nights "out" will become memories. We don't have family around, and although there are several lovely people who have offered to watch our progeny for us, I just know that we probably will not take them up on their offers as much as we could/should.
In preparation for such an event, we've made a short list of spur-of-the-moment things we can still do with a baby.
- Easy hikes to local waterfalls
- Visits to the lake
- (paved) Bike trails with a pull-behind cart
- Backyard bonfires
22 pistol practiceWalks in the forest
But for nights when we need to stay in, we need ideas too. I found this list on pinterest, but I wanted some other options, too. That's where the games come in. I love board games. I do. And so does Handsome. You wouldn't know it by our extensive collection (Two.) but we do enjoy them. Problem is, I always forget what games are fun with only two players. Of course, we could invite people over, but then I have to share my darling husband's attention, and we all know how I feel about that. (see above) So I've compiled a compilation of two-person board games.
I know he'll cheat at all of them, but that's part of the fun.
I'd love it if you have any other suggestions. Y'all have been so helpful with the "What I'll Miss" question that I thought I'd throw another one your way. But before you mention it, let me tell you just how much of not-a-chance there is that D & I will play Chess. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Not Happening. I'm not a chess fan. Really, I don't like games that require intense strategy or thinking. Makes me go crazy. Please bear that in mind ;)