Jul 29, 2008
Ever since Hubby and I began playing 2-player Carcassonne in our free time, we've kept a tally of how many games we've each won. I'm sad to say, his lead is pretty large. But I account it to a poor start on my part in the early days. (The count began over two years ago.) Today I suggested we START OVER! Yes, start with a fresh count. "I," I boldly claimed, "would totally stay caught up with you."
"Ha." Hubby laughed. "You really think so??"
"Yes, what do you say?"
After much effort and persuasion, Hubby refused to budge. Waving the box lid (where we keep the tally) in the air, he triumphantly stated, "I'm NEVER giving up this lead."
I crack up, befuddled that we could be so competitive about a board game, all the while knowing that that Hubby is not even kidding one bit. He really never would give up that lead by his own good graces.
"Maybe I would." He surprises me with his renewed interest. "Maybe I would if we upped the stakes a bit. Like, I'm talking big money."
"What?!" I'm really entertained now. "Are you kidding?? Gamble on our income??"
"Oh yeah." He's smiling really big, so I know he's joking. Actually, I think he may have done it if I agreed to it.
But this interaction made my day. You gotta love the small things about your family that make you unique. Nate and I are really competitive over stupid little games. And we're unashamed about it. Today, it made me laugh so hard I cried. I'm so thankful for the family that God is making us into one day at a time. :)