Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sitting Around Telling War Stories

The Champ noticed a deck of playing cards on the table and asked if he could play with them. I said "Sure". He replied "Teach me a game, I don't know how to play any." I figured the easiest game to teach him was War. Actually, War was the only card game I could remember how to play so my decision was already made.

Well, War has reminded me how easy it can be sometimes to keep your kid happy. I think we have played War more times in the past week than I have in my entire life. And he is having the most fun, too. I let him decide who won each hand to keep that "educational" aspect going so it's a win-win for all. When I say "all" I include Mrs. Joe too. She's a little cautious of the card playing.

I'm sure like all things to a 5 year old, War will get boring and I'll have to teach him a new card game. Maybe Go Fish or Crazy 8's. I've checked with Mrs. Joe on the rules for those. We are set there.



Blogger T. said...

My ten year old daughter pestered me all weekend to play War with her. I hate that freaking game. It's the damn game that never ends....

We have since moved on to checkers and chess. I even let them win occasionally...(Never said I was mommy of the year...)

Mon Jan 15, 10:48:00 AM 2007  
Anonymous CrankMama said...

War!! That excellent! I can't take any more "sorry" so perhaps I'll add this into the queue of fun ways to spend a snow day.

Tue Jan 16, 05:14:00 PM 2007  

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