Munchkin is at the age where games are totally his thing. I cannot tell you the number of hours he and I have spent playing board games and I am very glad that we have moved on to things besides CandyLand! Recently it has been yahtzee and scrabble as the favorites as well as an I SPY board game that Santa brought him. He has really gotten the concept not only of taking turns but following the actual rules--which actually makes playing fun!
One Sunday afternoon, two of my brothers came over to visit and pick up a few things. Munchkin managed to convince them that they needed to play I SPY with us. Now keep in mind, Munchkin has had the game for the better part of the month and I am positive has pretty much memorized it! The four of us sat down around my dining room table and proceeded to play. Munckin was quite thrilled that not only could he beat his mommy, but two of his uncles as well! He had it all figured out, even to the point of helping the rest of us slowpokes find our items on the cards. A few times, the rest of us didn't even get our cards drawn before he was ringing the bell! We had fun and laughter and lemonade...really do you need much more?
This went on literally for the better part of two hours. It reminded me of how much fun we used to have as kids playing board games. Seriously, there were five kids growing up and board games were awesome for all of us! I am grateful that my brothers still enjoy games and are willing to indulge my son in his love of them as well. I am grateful that I made the decision to move back to where my family is--there is so much that we get to be a part of that we would otherwise miss if we were across the country!