Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WFMW: 5 Minutes Peace

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.


Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

My kids love Go Fish. I bought the I Spy deck. My kids are big fans fo the I Spy books and they love seeing all the pictures from those books on the cards.

They are 4 and 5 and Go Fish is the only card game they've mastered.

the ginhouse said...

Thanks to you, most everyone in my family has learned to play Garbage. It's so fun, and even our almost 6 yr old H is a novice of sorts. Just the other day, I walked in to find my mom in a hot game of Garbage (and that's saying something to pull her away from Rumee). Love you sweets!

Tammy W said...

Boy I haven't played cards in years. I don't even know if my kiddies know go fish. Guess its time for a Dollar Tree run for cards

Brandi said...

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but bear with me, I'm just gettin started trying to publish a blog, so there's a lot I've got to learn.
I've got a Blogging for Dummies book on the way, hopefully it won't be too advanced for me :)

Renata said...

I had forgotten all about Garbage! I don't think my kids are old enough for that yet, but I'll have to keep that in mind...

Fuschia said...

My older girls and I LOVE Nertz!! They can play for hours. Crazy 8's is good for younger ones.
Never heard of Garbage.