I packed up the PlayStation 4 and two games for my little trip down to see family for Christmas. I figured I would be wide awake at night since my parents go to bed at 9 and I’d have plenty of time to play some Just Cause 3. I didn’t count on the youngest staying up as late with me, the little devil. So while the PS4 was unpacked and set up, it was never turned on once. That was a little disappointing, but it’s not like I wasted any of that time.
Of course I spent time with family, but when everyone else went to bed and it was just me and the toddler, I read every night. I had a goal this year to read two books a month, and as of Sunday morning, I have read 23 books. It’s possible I could get that last book read in three days, but I’m not counting on it. With New Year’s and the kids still home from school, I’m not positive I’ll have all that time to start and finish a new book unless it’s 75 pages long. Maybe I should look for a novella and cheat a little.
The eldest and I did play a card game he received for Christmas, and we had a lot of fun playing it! It’s a Minecraft card game, and it’s one of those with rather complicated rules, but once you get it, it’s so easy to play. I kept trying to get him to play some more, but he got too frustrated after losing twice in a row. The kid doesn’t understand that it’s about crafting as much as you can to get points. Instead, he only wants to mine for rare materials and craft with those. As a result, by the time he collects enough to craft two items, I’m only two points away from winning. Naturally he’s so stubborn, he won’t listen to my advice. Surely he’ll learn eventually, right? I really want to play again.
We’ll be back on the road on Monday for home, where I plan to use the time the office is closed to wrap up a strategy guide or 10. I hope everyone had an awesome holiday! It’s hard to believe 2016 is just this week!