You should see the Bolling family every Friday on Family Game Night hosted by Second Baptist School. The whole house rushes to get all of our assignments done, dinner served and dishes washed before the game commences. A few minutes prior, we Zoom our brother in from Texas A&M, and gather around one tiny iPhone. I give a one-minute warning to make sure everyone is in place because there is no time to lose.
Throughout the game, every member of our family is engaged and on edge…and we tap our toes between the questions. Mom is usually yelling, “I can’t see!” and Dad is yelling, “Read the question more slowly!” Meanwhile, I am yelling, “Give me an answer!”
If you didn’t know, the Bolling family is very competitive, especially around Bible and Second Baptist School trivia. We play to win!
What I love about SBS Family Game Night, is that I feel a sense of community and camaraderie with our school even though we are apart. Knowing that other families are gathered around their electronic devices yelling at each other like our family, gives me a great sense of joy and puts a smile on my face.
Even though we are competitors, we are one family making the best of a difficult situation. And when the game is over, we are eager to see the scoreboard. Relishing in our success or mourning our defeat, family game night is the highlight of our week.
Don’t miss next week’s Family Game Night at 7:30 p.m.!