by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68
little known widely recognized fact that I may or may not be a fan of having all my ducks in a row. Remember the peace I mentioned yesterday with my multitude of Happy Planners? And if y’all follow me on either Facebook or Instagram, you’ll occasionally see what my cousin lovingly refers to as a “perfect” house. Boy, did I laugh when she sent that message!
Well, it’s true I’m not a fan of chaos in any form. I like a clean house, a structured schedule, a dependable paycheck . . . You get the idea.
And so I was just as surprised as you are, when I was cleaning out the game closet and found this gem still around:
I was even more surprised when I took to playing it every night for the past week.
Now don’t look at me like that, Mother! Yes, I know it’s a kid’s game. But I also know it’s good for adults.
Don’t believe me? Let’s run down the benefits of game playing:
- eye-hand coordination
- tactile recognition
- memory and cognition
And the most important:
- nerve stability
Yes, this is where I admit that I still jump every time the board pops up and the little pieces fly. I’m happy to announce yesterday I beat the clock!
Sure, I like the phone games of Candy Crush, Paradise Bay, and Disney Emoji. But there’s something about playing childhood games that continue to bring me back to a place of happiness.
The laughter of young friends, the taste of Mom’s cookies, the scent of summer.
What games do you still like to play?
And Frankly, My Dear . . . that’s all she wrote!