I digress. Really.
The point is my brother and I share this love for the theater (imagine it with a British accent please - theater) and I love the excuse to have a date with my big bro.
And this date night with my brother got me thinking about how cool it is that I have siblings (3 in all) that I actually really like. Two brothers and a sister. They are all amazing human beings with insane intelligence (I am so the dumbest kid in my family) who have a love for life and travel and adventure and I am truly blessed that we are close.
And now that I'm a mama with three kids, I think about how they will get along when they get older and how much I hope they will remain close and actually have a tight relationship with one another. Like I do with my sibs.
And then I thought what did my parents do to create this closeness? Well, I don't think it was anything specific. This thing or that. Instead, I think it was the larger vibe of creating an atmosphere of togetherness and family and respect and love. It was created during family dinners, family vacations, family outings, family traditions, family trips to zoos, parks, and sporting events, it was simply that feeling of being a part of something. And that something was good. It was my family.
So as a mama, I want to foster that same kind of feeling. Wrap my kids and my man and myself into one big warm blanket o' family and let them feel that coziness their whole life through even when they're away from home. God forbid they actually leave home one day. Yikes.
The point is - I'm in a family mood people. And I want to get you all into it too. So in honor of family mood Friday, I am giving away the family card game called "LO YO!" I played this game last weekend and we're hooked over here. And you might get hooked too.
"LO YO!" is a perfect excuse to sit around together, play some cards, have some laughs and hang with your main crew.
Are you feeling it?
If you are and if you're in, this is all you have to do. All you have to do is comment below and tell me you're in on the plan. If you want an extra entry into the giveaway, click here or click that review tab up there and read my review on this cool card game. If you leave a comment over there at the end of the review, I'll give you another entry. If you got too much blog reading to do and you just trust me that it's a cool game, just leave your comment here.
And if you want another entry, you could always Twitter this little family fun giveaway and then come back and told me you did it. You see, I'm exploring my Twitter potential and although I'm conflicted, I'm giving it a whirl. Some of you witty Twitter-y experts may be able to tweet this way better than me and God knows you have more followers.
And oh yeah, I got FOUR game sets to give away so your chances are good peeps. Real good.
So are feeling all warm and fuzzy like you want to climb into that family blanket and just hang out there all day? I sure am. That family blanket is where. it's. at.
Happy Friday my friends...
P.S. This family fun night giveaway will end at end of day Sunday, Feb. 1st at end of day BST. (That is Blogging Standard Time just to be clear.)
P.P.S. This card game is really fun for adults too - kids not needed. Husband not needed. Friends or at least some strangers you can convince to play with you are needed.
Lastly - And if I scared you away with the whole "it might not be the best game to throw back a few drinks while playing?" You CAN drink while playing. You just won't win.