New Years Day was spent with family, and due to unexpected fatigue on New Years Eve, our yearly tradition of playing cards after dinner was broken in favour of Monopoly. You see every New Years Eve we play Monopoly with my parents. A once yearly occasions due to the length of the game and the fact that my Dad always cheats. But because both my Dad and I fell asleep on New Years Eve the tradition was broken, which left my Dad feeling a little gutted. Bless him. haha.
Now we're not an over competitive family, but I do feel that Monopoly brings out the worst in people, and numerous times throughout the game I had to remind myself (and my husband) that it was only a game.
We may or may not have used my Dad's own tricks against him to let my Nanna win, who was left feeling rather confused by the end at having completed the game with more money than I've even seen anyone finish with.
I love these evenings with the family. They all really remind me of the great things I have in my life, and how at times I really take them for granted. Bring on the good times and remember that no matter how hard things get there's always some good in the world, and most of the time it's closer than you think.