Monday, May 03, 2010

I just got home from working an exhausting afternoon shift. I am looking forward to a good night sleep.
Yesterday (Sunday) before my afternoon shift Sarah and I played Manopoly. We played the game on Saturday night and enjoyed it. It is a great way for her to learn about counting moneys and also about not worrying if you win or loose but to have fun. At first she got sad when I would profit on her landing on my properties. Then, she realised she makes $200 each time she passes Go, unless of course she ends up in jail...and also, that she owned Mayfair and Park Lane..which rake the cash-olla in when you own them. So see, lots less sooking out on her part then :)
All the while, Mia created dinosaurs out of paper and she did such a great job of it that I have put them on the wall in the lounge room. It is a brick feature wall, a dark brown one, so her dinosaurs brighten up that wall immensely. I will add pics later.
Time for a sleep...cannot wait until Mother's Day this Sunday :)

7 comments:

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

Good family memories you're creating here - good on ya! :) :) [waves hello happily]

Jayne said...

Love those times playing boardgames with the kids, best fun :)

Andrew said...

Pleased to hear that board games are still played.

karisma said...

Good on you! I wish I liked Monopoly, but I prefer word games. The kids love it though. I try to get them to play a couple of board games a week, its a great way for them to learn without realising they are learning.

I have to admit that I read that as MAN opoly and thought there was a new game out that I 'd missed. LOL I have had far too much coffee today and am so tired but doubt I will be getting much sleep! Have a good night! Hugs xoxoxox

rosemary said...

It's the small things that in the end will be the most important. I still have drawings and cut outs from my kids

Middle Child said...

We loved that game and Don always won except for one time after days he finally lost and he upended the board...(in fun) we play Mackay's rules...which means no one leaves the table for a toilet break unless everyone leaves - no one trusts anybody...

Ginnie said...

Happy Mother's Day in advance... you strike me as being the perfect mother and your hubby and kids are very lucky.