Living moment to moment, some good, some not.
Playing together successfully stopped years ago. Playing together at all stopped months ago. Last night and again tonight, we -- all four of us -- played Scrabble and keep-away. My kids have played Scrabble at camps, but we've never played it as a family. We used the deluxe edition with turntable that my brother gave me decades ago, but we didn't use the rules. I think this rulelessness irks my husband, but it makes for some lively tile laying! And if I cringe with every wobble of a lamp during keep-away, oh, well, we're having fun!
Even though last night it transitioned badly, tonight, so far, hasn't become the crisis it could have been.
As I wrote the above, we moved into crisis mode.