Need suggestions for non-electronic fun
July 8, 2011 12:29 AM Subscribe
(Posting for non-mefites) Couple in their 30’s, happily married 10 years, no children, they have great weekends, great vacations. However, husband comes home tired from work, default evenings are husband/iPad, wife/computer. What are some playing together or parallel play options?
posted by kestralwing to Grab Bag (34 answers total) 85 users marked this as a favorite
They are both very smart, very funny people. Both are savvy computer users; both play computer games -- they want their evenings to be more personal. Watching television, or a movie on television is not much different than messing around with their computers. Constraints: 1) tired at end of day and don’t really want to go out, or invite other people over; 2) foot issues mean long walks after dinner are usually not an option; 3) reading out loud tends to put husband to sleep. They do play board games, from chess to Pass the Pig, but don’t have any game that is really compelling, something they can’t wait to sit down and play every night.
What do you do for non-obvious electronic fun in the evening? For instance, I know a couple who take weekend courses in painting, then put their easels up side by side and paint in the evenings. Real life experience and tips especially valuable, but they’d like to hear whatever ideas people have. Thanks!
Note: I have looked at older, similar threads, but nothing addresses the non-electronic, no going out parameters here; most are lists of favorite games.