Friday, March 18, 2011

In the cards

The girl has entered into the world of card games.

She quickly moved from Go Fish to Old Maid and then Crazy Eights. She makes her mama proud.

Looking for ways to make card games extra special?

Add a little love
CB: Do you have any "love you's"?
M: Yes! {blew her some kisses}
CB: Sweet! I'm putting down my "love you's" pile!

Add a little silliness
CB: Do you have any...{dramatic pause}...tickles?

Add a little brother
This turns things into more of a contact sport. And gives the sibling the edge of being able to concentrate while her opponent is unsuccessfully trying to fend off a card swiping Booger Butt Destructo.

Add some crackers
You read that right. Go Fish makes brother hungry.

Add a pillow
The girl has a difficult time holding all of the cards and being able to view them easily. So we propped a large pillow from the couch between us so she could have a private area to spread out her cards.

Add a little trash talking
Okay, so this one back fired...

The girl "challenged" {her word, not mine} her Daddy to a game of Crazy Eights.

I reminded her of the man's tendency to trash talk and she planned on just staying calm.

Turns out, he kept his comments to himself.

The girl, not so much...

"Oh, really?! You're still not going to win!"
"Oh, yeah! What do you got? Huh, what. do. you. got?"
"Let's see if you can beat that!"
"Take that, Daddy!"

um, he won

Anyway, what is truly important, is that you enjoy yourself.

even when your Daddy wins. {We are still working on that last little part...}


Kenzie said...

Your posts are so fun to read! Thanks for sharing. You make me realize I need to make more time to do these kind of things with my kiddos.

Michelle said...

I love you ideas! I hope to see you link it up this week on Made by Little Hands Monday!
Have a great day!