Games parents play (or not)
Being a parent has some wonderful moments. We spend quality time playing games with our kids to promote fun, family bonding (or so we thought). I took a trip down memory lane recalling some of those game filled moments and marvel how any of us survived. Here are a few games we played through the years and lived to tell about them:
Now this little trickster of a game caused many an argument. Soon as you got your wooden tower built, just one move from the finish line then BAM, Junior pulled the wood out from under you. Loser!
Now the object of this game is to move your plastic colored pieces around the board according to the number shown on a dice which sits under a plastic bubble which you press and makes the MOST annoying as hell *click-click* sound. Fifteen minutes of that *click-click* sound and I was headed for the whiskey under the cabinet.
This is another game with annoying sounds only this time it’s a BUZZER. No matter how steady the hand, quiet the room as soon as you went to pick up the rib bone or the coveted heart,*BUZZZ*. Loser!
This game had good intentions or promoting one’s artistic abilities and creativity but always ended with someone making fun of the other’s drawing with tears and hurt feelings followed. So much for building family unity.
Has there ever been a longer more boring game invented. Sure it starts out all fun, the banker is all ready to dole out money, you have your shoe or iron ready to do business and then it never seems to end. On & On it goes. Come to think of it, I never did get out of jail from 1995.
This game should have been burned upon purchase. A game to teach your kids how to be greedy, want that new corvette, big house in the suburbs and stress over how to pay the bills. This game will lead to mass depression at some point I’m sure.
Last but not least, Twister:
Help me out here, what is the purpose of this game? Unless you are an acrobat in training for Cirque de Soleil this game is a sure way to become a lifelong patient of your neighborhood Chiropractor. I really want to know whose idea was it to play in socks?
Now you may have gotten hours of enjoyment out of these games and for that I applaud you. However, I should have saved the money and bought a dollar pack of cards and played Fish!
Any games you played as a child/parent that causes you to shake your head?