Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Games, Games, Games

As it turns out, Ashley is a gamer.

This is awesome, because I love games. Board games, card games, video games...you name it, and I love it.

However, no one will ever play with me. It's really a sad state of affairs to be a gamer with nobody to game with. There's only so many rounds of Bejeweled Blitz I can play by myself on facebook before the congratulatory exclamations of the bejeweled blitz voiceover (Good....excellent...INCREDIBLE!!) start to sound a little meaningless. I bet he says that stuff to everybody.

So I am delighted that Ashley is a gamer like me. Granted, playing board games with an almost-four-year-old can be a challenge in and of itself. You can't be committed to the rules of the game, that's for sure.

For example, we played Disney princess monopoly the other day, which basically consisted of us handing each other wads of play money each time we rolled the dice. And placing pink, purple and orange castles in various spots on the game board and other various locations throughout our family room. And talking in fake princess voices.

We're also big fans of Candyland, where the object of the game is not to be the gingerbread man that finishes traveling the candyland path first. In our version, you want to be the gingerbread man who has the most candy cards at the end of the game. Basically, it involves a lot of flipping over cards and saying "No, just a [purple][orange][red][yellow][blue]" with an occasional exclamation of "The lollipop!!!" or "The candy cane!" or "What's that?" (peanut brittle)

Or the classic children's game, Memory. You know the one - where you flip over the cards two at a time and try to make a match. Simple stuff. Except the version of Memory we have in our household is the "My Little Pony" version. Where the cards are all pictures of ponies. Ponies that, in both mine and Ashley's opinion, look exactly alike. So instead of trying to remember where we saw "that first pony that looked like this one but wasn't", we just keep flipping over cards until we get a match. Strangely enough, it's just as satisfying as the original version of play.

I hope the boys will be gamers, too. I'm already making a list of 4 player games that we could buy...oh, the possibilities!!


Brandi said...

I can already hear her tiny little voice yelling: "Domino, bitches!!" )

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I was so excited when the boys were finally able to play board games, and for every holiday - our collection grows.

We also play your version of candy land, only the ice cream card was so sought after that it is now lost.

Megan said...

Brandi - Ha ha ha!!!!!! OMG, that made me laugh. :-D

MamaO - I'm glad I am not the only gamer mom around! Ooh, the elusive ice cream card...that one is quite popular in our household, too. ;-)