Hasbro says we’re too busy to play Monopoly. Sorry too. And Scrabble. They are launching a new line of “Express” games this summer — versions of their traditional games that can be played in 20 minutes or less. It seems that today’s families just can’t find the time to play the old-fashioned way. Really?
“We’re busy” has become the rallying cry of this generation, and I can feel it too. I have four children, a husband who works too much, and a busy household to run. It’s hectic some days. But this whole busy-ness epidemic? I want no part of it.
I’m not embarrassed to say, I’m not that busy. I have plenty to do, but I get to choose how I spend my time. If I want to work myself into a frenzy with kids, housework and scheduled activities, I can do that. But most days, I’d prefer to pace myself. I’m not in a race, on a roller-coaster, or even a ferris wheel. And I’m going to go play Monopoly with my kids right now. How about you?
p.s. Yes, I realize that some people have “real jobs.” I still say you have choices about how you spend your time.