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Too much egg nog or what?Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at 11:38 AM
It was quite the weekend.
I was commanded to act like Frankenstein and my only form of communication was grunts and groans.
I became a member of the Lollipop Guild (not much different than the size I really am) and sang the Munchkin song to my kids.
And I watched as Austin portrayed a Southern preacher, announcing, "And all the brothers and sisters said, Amen" and later salute me and his siblings, saying, "yes, ma'am" and "yes, sir" each time we spoke to him.
Later in the weekend, we became advice seekers.
Marissa wondered what the best advice would be be if she were to ride a camel in the desert. Jordan wondered what advice we would offer to him if he were to juggle chain saws. Curt asked our advice on what he should do if wanted to become a Sumo wrestler. Austin wanted to leanr to knit and I was in search of the Loch Ness Monster.
Giving advice for these situations was very important!
It sounds like our family drank too much egg nog! Not the case! As a family we greatly enjoy playing board games together and we added a few new ones to our collection this weekend.
"Quelf" was the first one that has crazy rules and stunts to perform, giving random a new name. The second was "Sounds like a plan" which allows us to not only be advice seekers but advice givers.
What we like about playing these games is that it brings us all together; taking each of us away from the computer or TV. Another reason is that we laugh hysterically together with each other and at each other.
We also enjoy the game "Cranium" and "Apples to Apples."
Each Thanksgiving, the kids, even as they come home from college now, make sure they take part in a game of Monopoly, sometimes two, sometimes three games. They have the newer version than what I played as a child. Two hundred dollars to go past go was a great deal of money to me; today's version offers $2 million to everyone passing go. This higher priced version also means the cost to buy property is much higher as is rent charged to those landing on them. (I don't care for this game any more for that fact - there are too high of numbers to work with!)
If you are into board games with your family as well and have not tried out the four I mentioned, you might want to.
If you are not into sitting down with your family to play games, give it a try. I think you'll like it.
Lorri Glawe is a reporter for the Pilot Tribune in Storm Lake.