I think as mothers, we deserve to have a break every now and then. Whether you’re a working mom or not, motherhood is tough work ams not for the faint of heart. There’s messes, yelling, feeding, changing, training, and all sorts of other things that come with being a parent.
As social media is my hobby and work, I have to make a conscious effort daily to stay off my phone while the kids are around. But it’s hard. My phone is escape from reality. I can get lost and have no responsibility.
However, I don’t want my kids thinking it’s okay to always be on a phone. I don’t want them to have excuses as to why they are on their phones during family time. I want them to know they are more important to me than whatever is on my phone.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t use it while they’re not around. And the last day has been filled with the game 2048. Basically it’s a matching game and a Rubix cube mixed into one.
Side note: I’m no professional. I stayed this game less than 24 hours ago and am just sharing what has worked for me as a beginner.
Hints for playing 2048 as a beginner:
Don’t over think every move. It takes way too long if you do.
But on the other hand, think about your moves. You want to make a combination of 2048 and you’ve got to get all the numbers in the correct place to do so.
Don’t swipe down. Keep the high numbers at the top.
If you’re OCD like me, keep the highest number in the top left corner and then in descending order from left to right from there. (The above photo doesn’t show that because I didn’t get how well that worked until after a snapped that shot.) This way it’s easier to make combinations.
(Ignore the time. I slept for 14 hours in a 24 hour time period and now can’t sleep in the middle of the night. Mothering is going to be tough when the kids wake up!)
Never let the bottom row that has tiles on be completely full. Otherwise you’ll have to swipe down and you’ll have a low number at the top that is hard to get rid of among all the large numbers.
Always keep tiles on the top row. Swipe up when there is a blank space to fill it, preferably when there’s an empty space on the top right. That way you remain in control of your board.
And there you have it. My tips for 2048.
What is your current game you just can’t get enough of?