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Today's slice is all about our games...I felt excited to stay home with the kids on Monday-no work or school in honor of President's Day. Being that the weather was a chilly -5 (that's negative 5 Fahrenheit) degrees I thought it best to just hang out at home. After having a quick breakfast, Natalie expressed an interest in playing some games together. I love a good Board Game now and then so I was all in! Game on!
First, she visited the front hallway closet where our games are stored...
"Pick me up!" she demanded so she could get the best view possible of the top shelf and see all of the game choices before her eyes.
"Hi, Ho, Cherrio? Candy Land?" I questioned-hopefully planting some seeds.
"No, no. I want Sliders, Sorry Sliders!" (ages 6 and up-so who knows where this is going-but I let my sense of adventure lead me wherever she wanted to go).
"Ok, you got it!" So I snagged the step stool from the kitchen, reached high into the closet and pulled down the Sorry Sliders game. We opened the box and arranged the set-up on the table...she picked yellow sliders and I picked blue sliders. I had to show her how to flick the sliders so they landed on the target points. She got the hang of it but rather than flick it, she decided it worked best to push it-making it her own.
We slid through two rounds (she won both) and she decided to switch it up. We cleaned up and put away the Sorry Sliders. Then, she chose to play the Power Rangers Trouble game (ages 5 and up) more adventure... We got out the pieces and she chose to be blue this time. I was yellow. The popper in the middle was a bit stiff and took some practice for her to get the hang of it. We started moving our guys around the board. I didn't follow the 1 or 2 to get out of home rule... Then for whatever reason-she became obsessed with popping a 1! A 1? Really? One is the worst number to get (maybe only sometimes is it the worst)-you can only move your guys one space (you might only need one space to win, right?).
"Mommy, it is NOT the WORST! I like 1!!"
She kept on popping and re-popping the popper until she got a 1. I let her go...I just watched her and waited until she got a 1. Pop, pop, pop, poppoppop...poppoppoppoppop...I wasn't counting, but I think she popped it like 20 times before a 1 came up. By the time it came up, we had "Trouble" staying interested in finishing...Game off! We cleaned up and put it away until another Game Changer Day!