Family Game Night – Part 2
We’ve been having family game nights every Friday since we started five weeks ago. We’ve been playing Scrabble until tonight. The kids chose puzzles and Guess Who?
We did the puzzles first. Ryan finished his first puzzle in 7 minutes. Ryland and I were not done yet so he did the second puzzle. Well, you see, Ryan had been doing these 100-piece Pokemon puzzles the whole week and had been trying to beat his own time. He’s got a lot of practise. So it was actually just between Ryland and me. Whoever finishes first is the winner. Ryland did his in 24 minutes. And I wasn’t even halfway done mine. Oh, I was so bad at this.
“Do you want me to help you, Mommy?”
“No, it’s okay. I want to finish it myself.”
So, like that old lady in the marathon, who dragged herself to the finish line when everybody else reached it several hours ahead of her, I finished my puzzle after 50 long minutes.
While I struggled to connect the pieces of my Pokemon puzzle, the two boys played Guess Who? This is a Mystery Game where you guess your opponent’s mystery person by process of elimination. You ask questions such as: “Does your mystery person have a mustache?” If they answer “No,” you flip down all the faces in your tray with mustaches. Or “Is your mystery person wearing a hat?” If they answer “No,” you flip down all the faces with hats. When there are only two faces left, you take a guess. And you win if you are the first to discover your opponent’s mystery person.
Entry filed under: Life is a game.