Thanksgiving afternoon we laid princess P down for a "nap" (she does well with a little quiet time, even if she doesn't sleep), and I decided to play Life together with the boys. I found it a Goodwill a few months ago and brought it home for them. I'd LOVED the game as a child. The romance of getting married, learning how important insurance was -- all that jazz.
Anyway, we were going to play it.
MAN that game has a lot of rules and it doesn't seem to really help if you go to college. Conner ended-up winning as he was an "entertainer" who made it big (there were two 10's spun right in a row).
So did I love it, no.
But it did bring up a few things. I went to college and had a steady income, while Drew picked the teacher card (ironic, no?) and his income wasn't so great, but tolerable. It was a good game to kind of bring up conversations about life -- stuff we don't normally talk about like how insurance is important and the kids realized Drew was in "night school" and would get more money when he was done.
I think we may make it a Thanksgiving tradition. The kids really liked it, even if I made a rule that you owed the bank 10k if you started singing at any point. :) It was a good rule, btw. And it stopped the singing.