If you were at our house earlier this morning you may have been asked this question:
"Will you play ______ with me?" Fill in the blank. You know, with any kids game you can imagine. We started with Chutes and Ladders
and then moved on to Candyland.
After a break for some breakfast it was on to Guess Who.
Finally we ended our game-playing morning with Uno.
Oh! I almost forgot...we tried to play Buckaroo, one of my purchases at the sale yesterday, but it didn't work like it was supposed to.
What I love about this is that you may have found just 2 of us playing a game together while the other 2 were playing a different game or you could have found all 4 of us playing the same one altogether. The kids do fairly well playing just the 2 of them too! C loves games the most out of all of us and tries, at any given moment, to get anyone to play with him. Often times J and I are trying to get a meal ready or are cleaning/picking up and he will ask so many times that all you can say is yes!
I think about the kids as they get older and how this could change. I think about how the video games will probably sneak into the rotation of games. I also think about how we, as parents, can continue this love of game playing with our kids. Games like Monopoly, Life, Clue or Sorry are perfect as the kids get older-obviously some earlier than others. Right now we have Friday night movie night, but we might have to change that to Friday night movie and game night. Just to keep this love of games going. I know there will be a time when the kids would rather be doing other things than playing a game with mom or dad. So right now I just have to say yes to playing a game with A or C as many times as I can!
What do you say about yourself? Well, I guess I'm a wife, mommy and teacher. I am blessed with a wonderful family-a husband and twin 10 year olds. I can't ask for much more than that. I love ice cream and any other dessert that has chocolate in it. Is it possible to have too much sugar in one day? I have been known to have ice cream for dinner, but don't tell my kids that! I've been blogging for about 7 years and love it. It is the perfect way to keep track of my family's happenings for me, J and the kids.
Husband, Daddy, Cook, Jungle Gym...let's see what else can I come up with? These are just of the few names J has in our family. He does everything and anything! I couldn't ask to have anyone other than him in my life. Married for 15 years, together since high school-we've been through a lot! He is a wonderful daddy to our twins and loves them so very much. They are utterly in awe of him as am I, every day.
A is our little peanut of a girl. She is full of spunk and personality. She is a little Mommy in her 10 year old self, always taking care and keeping track of her twin brother, C. Her favorite thing to do dance in her room with her door closed. She has to keep that brother out somehow! Her current favorite family game is Uno, which she is very good at! She's an artist in training, loves to ride her two-wheel bike and is a great helper around the house. She loves school, swimming, reading books, eating spaghetti and anything that's chocolate. Hmmm...who's daughter do you think she is?
C is our boy...a "boy-boy" if you know what I mean. At the current moment in his 10-year-old self, he plays catch with anyone around, with whatever ball is in season! He loves swimming, riding bikes and wrestling Daddy. He is our adventurous eater and will try anything we give him...though he doesn't always like it, but at least he tries! We love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him!