29 December 2010

Chutes and Ladders

If you know us at all you know we love games.

And we have a small boy who also loves games.

Nature or nurture you ask?

We'll never know.

So all five of us sat down one day to play a game on his level.

Or so we thought.

A necessary lesson in spinning and we began.

Or we began after a thorough purusing of the rules by my G.M. (Game Monitor).

I'm gonna get him a tee-shirt that says that.

And I'll get one for this G.M. in training, also.

Here's me.

Aren't I youthful and bubbly?

And pink is such a good color on me.

This is my Asian mother and the African Poppi/H team piece. We're a very international family.

And we are sure excited to be climbing ladders and sliding down chutes!

This is my husband. Curly hair. Very appropriate. And he seems much 'cooler' about the game than the other players, don't you think?

Now this game has a clever new componenent that wasn't there in the version I played.

See that girlie carrying a tall stack of dishes?

Well, she should have known better.

Cause she dropped them all and now she's sad. Boo. Looks like she lost spaces and went backwards in the game.

And this clever girl ate her vegetables and now she's growing tall! Yay for her! She gets to gain spaces cause she is such a good girl.

Another example is this boy who kindly took out the trash. And now he gets to enjoy an ice cream sundae as big as his head, naturally.

Wait. What are we teaching our children?!

Oh well.

My boy spent every turn spinning the spinner and then putting his piece on this very spot.

Every time.

Here he goes...

Yup. Back again.

Uh huh.

What do you suppose it was about that spot?

Apparently it was the only desirable spot on the whole board.

And no, I don't think he really grasped the concept of the game. In case you were wondering.

After a really loooooooong time

The game ended.

Glory Hallelujah.

It was fun, but MAN that game goes on a long time. Have you played it lately?

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