Our family is one bumbling mess of testosterone-driven knees, elbows and loose teeth, but, I can tell you what will buy me 5 minutes of peace. (Okay. "Peace" is really a stretch here, what I really mean is 5 minutes where most people behave and no one gets an eye put out.)
Back to that peace I enjoy. You can get it with a deck of cards! That is right. I've taught the boys to play Go Fish! and Garbage and we (all the boys and at least one adult) can enjoy a game together. They aren't quite ready to play alone yet, but if I can play with them they are happy and cooperative little card sharks.
And, folks, let me remind you that cards are so portable. That deck has given us some fun times at the beach, the park, waiting for supper, and even while waiting way too long to see the doctor.
Leave a comment and I'd love to hear about any card games that your kiddos enjoy.