Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for...


It’s meaning? Nothing. Zero. Absolutely nada.

But writing about nothing didn't sound like a lot of fun - to read or write - so...I'll write about Zilch instead.

Zilch is the name of a dice game our family enjoys playing. Some folks call the same game Farkle. Actually, we call it Farkle most of the time, but I hear the “official” name of the game is Zilch.

Ever played it? It’s a great way to keep a group occupied, but still free to visit and enjoy one another’s company. On those rare visits from relatives who live at a distance, we almost always pull out the dice and enjoy a game of Zilch…or Farkle. (Maybe we should start calling it Zarkle…or Filch…or Farch…) lol

Family game night is a great way to spend an evening. I love the fact that players can actually visit with each other during play, breaking the growing routine of every family member staring at a computer or television screen. In the same room, but not connected. Conversation? Zilch. Interaction? Zilch. True family time? Zilch.

All that ZILCH equals NO FAMILY,
and the Heart's Haven angels
say that's not a good thing.
Not a good thing at all.

Try this Zilch instead, and make it a rule that your family members - everyone living under your roof - participate one night a week. Get to know each other again. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s inexpensive—six dice and you’re all set.

Wouldn't it be nice if your family grew closer because of "nothing"?

Let's talk about it. What does your family do to stay connected? (Please don't say, "Zilch!) :D


  1. I can't help it I love saying Zilch.

    Hey Congrats for finishing!

  2. LOL, Teresa! I do too. It's a fun word, isn't it?

  3. we go out to eat a lot, but its still hard to connect when they are all playing their games! my hub has gotten better about it, but those things are addicting! when i started bringing my notebook to write, he realized he should take a break!

    great a to z ending!

  4. Thanks, Tara! Those games are addicting, but (in my very humble opinion) should be off limits during family dinner time. We, as mothers and as parental units with our husbands, have got to start setting some limitations and doing some things to bring about the return of FAMILY. If we don't...it won't happen. :(

  5. Zilch. Just had to say it! Thanks Delia, for another great post. My family has played games since my children were little. Now they are adults with grown children of their own and when we get together, game nights are the hot ticket. The teenagers and college students come home for the holidays just so they can play games with the family!

  6. Your family has done it right all along! :)


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