We have a plate of cookies, a mug of hot chocolate for me, a mug of hot cider for him.
Before us is spread a game board, rooms marked off, weapons scattered across its tiled corridors, suspects lurking in the corners with their odd color-themed names.
He makes me laugh with his Monk impersonation as he announces, “Here’s what happened.” I make him laugh by using my sultry Miss Scarlet voice on his unsuspecting Professor Plum.
We talk about everyday nothings, which is a wonderful change after all the deep checkbook and childrearing conversations we’ve been having recently.
We play footsie, and we listen to music, and I solve one mystery and he solves the other and Miss Scarlet commits them both.
It costs us nothing but an hour of weekend time.
But three days later, I’m still unwrapping this gift.
Linking up today not only to Tuesdays Unwrapped, but also to Project 52. One hot date down, 51 to go!