This week I decided to treat the kids to a takeaway for dinner. I and Little Man headed out to get out food and on placing my order and getting ready to wait, I found that I had left my mobile phone at home.
It made me realise how much I have gotten into the habit of never switching off or doing nothing for even a minute. Every spare minute has to be filled with activity of some kind. I wondered what to do with the 20 or so minutes I had.
I pulled out some pens and a receipt from my handbag and plotted some dots to play boxes (one of my fave games as a kid). He beat me. We then played two games of hang-man which he also won. We were having so much fun that the wait was over before we knew it and our food was ready.
We grabbed our food and headed back, only to be called back when we got to the door because we hadn't yet paid. I think we might have been having too much fun.