I have more on the subject of politics after watching last nights news and reading my voters pamphlet this morning, but for now I have other things.
Like this month’s new look? I had a totally different them done, but I felt this one to be better for the month. Now this is no dis on the trusty husband’s company. If at some point in our life we are required to move to Wisconsin I will do so. But that doesn’t mean I’m sending my son to a Wisconsin college. Go Gophers!
In other child related news: in a desperate attempt to interact with my child I went to mega bulls-eye store to find a game to play. Yes, we have other games, but I needed something new and that had all the pieces. I originally planned on going to the learning toy store in town, but ran out of time. So we end up at mega bulls-eye store and I am faced with approximately 5 toddler games. Cootie (too many small parts for my child to fling about), Don’t Break the Ice (boring), Ants in Pants (I didn’t get this game as a child), Chutes and Ladders (a nice childhood favorite), and Candy Land (horrible screaming in my head from the internets to run far far away). I settled on Chutes and Ladders. The child likes ladders. He likes slides. No reading is involved and he can count to 6. Perfect.
The boy was very excited that we were purchasing a new game. We get home and he asks to open the game. Me: smug Mama with the “I’m the greatest” smile oblige and sit down to instruct my child in the time old tradition of Chutes and Ladders. Two seconds into the game the child issues me away. He wants to play on his own. I insist we play together. We are bonding dammit. After a grueling 5 minutes of play he’s done.
Last night he asked if I would play with him. I said yes, but I wanted to play our game. He wanted to play “ice cream.” That means flinging large wooden play ice cream around his room. I insisted we play a different game. He relented and we agreed upon The Goodnight Moon Game (of which we are already missing 3 pieces). After 5 minutes of that he decided that we could play Chutes and Ladders. I tried to talk to him about the concept of winning and how you win and what you have to do, but ooo! shiny ladders and slides! A whole 7 minutes into the game he declared it done.
At breakfast he asked if today was a work day for mommy. We said yes, but that I would be working from home today (like I do most days). I told him that I would play with him when I was finished with work. “OK!” he said, “but not Chutes and Ladders mommy.”