Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chuttes and Ladders!

Family Game Night

We sat down to play Chuttes and Ladders - as you may be able to tell, we are missing a few of the pieces. Ryan ended up being the glue stick, I was a stick figure drawn on a piece of paper, Nico was a Nijago playing card, and Luca... well, he got the only real piece - a cute little cartoon girl.

Nico won 2 games - fair and square - even when Ryan tried, accidentally, to cheat. Luca only lasted 1/2 of one game. He was upset that he couldn't climb any ladder he wanted. So he said with a stop of his foot "I no want to play this game." He then moved 3 feet to his left and won his own game of Candy Land.

Maybe next week will be Go Fish!
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Secret agents, Yoga, and Steve Zissou

These are not the disguises that come to mind when I think "secret agent"... but who am I to get in the way with a child's imagination?

A young Steve Zissou, M, and my other brother Larry
Secret Agent Nico... ???  I don't know either.
The new fad in parenting is Child-Directed Parenting, I'm usually quite skeptical of this style of parenting as I like to tell them what to do, because for the most part I believe the way I do things is the right way of doing things. This all goes out the window when friends are over and a bottle of wine is opened. Yes, parental supervision is still there, I just care less about what game they are playing and what type of mess they are making once the wine is poured.

This night did give me some added trust in this style of parenting. After allowing them to choose their own fun, helmets and yoga became a huge part of the night. Isn't this what we all want? The epileptic is wearing a hockey helmet while standing on the top bunk and the night ended with a ABC Yoga video.


Swimwear Yoga
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