I was talking with my brother on the phone the other day.
He mentioned that his family just bought a Wii.
So excitedly I said..."Hey, don't buy too many games because my kids have a
lot of them."....thinking how cool it will be to be near family,
and make a night of hanging out and playing Wii.
So he said...."So, do the kids have...(such and such a game)???"
I kind of felt bad all of a sudden.
A little sick feeling in my stomach.
So I replied..."You know Chris...I actually don't know WHAT games my kids have."
How terrible is that?
When my kids do play the Wii, it is upstairs in the game room...
which is far, far away from wherever Bill and I are at any given moment in
our day. That is how it has been the last 4 years in this house.
This enormous, spacious 4000 square foot house.
A house that has become DISTANCE between all of us as a family.
A house that we have typically been AWAY FROM one another most
days and most nights.
A house that I thought was so great for allowing us SPACE.
But space has it's downfall.
I DON'T play the Wii (or much else very often) with my kids.
We have fallen into a very bad routine over here.
While we all have been very busy,
we have used that as an excuse to be apart.
So what am I looking forward to??
2000 square feet.
Comfy, cozy, sittin' on top of my kids,
playin' games, trippin' over each other,
not EVER losing sight of my kids, 2000 square feet.
Bigger is NOT always better. I am the proof.