Aimee over at Artsyville has started List it Tuesdays back up
and set a topic of things that make you nostalgic
and yes it is Wednesday but you can all get over it
my nerves are shot and my head is spinning
and quite frankly it is a small miracle I am getting anything up at all
as we are now deep into the first week of school holidays
makes me nostalgic for peace and quiet
but I figured a blank piece of paper is a tad cheeky so
here is a sort of half assed list of games that make me nostalgic...
1. Our old Monopoly set never fails to bombard me with memories
as kids we played endlessly
and for years and years my Dad always won
though it turns out that after reading the rules many years later
he had been cheating shamelessly
but that is part of his charm... or so he says
Sinus and I have dragged this thing all over the country
and have had epic games that last for days
against each other and friends
there have been family challenges with trophies
and as Phantom got old enough to play she was introduced to it as well
sadly for us it would appear she is a Monopoly Savant
and to this day hasn't been beaten
she doesn't even cheat... she just nails us every single time
has sort of taken the fun out of it to tell you the truth....
as a side note she is also a Yahtzee freak
and gets yahtzee at least once every single bloody game
it's just not normal or right...
2. next is Scrabble
which is my least favourite game in the history of the world
I used to love it
until I married Sinus and discovered that it could in fact be played
at a place so slowly that you physically age between goes
I know it is his strategy because by the time it is my go
I am whacking any old word down just to end the agony
of the 20 minutes of my life that I will never get back
and he inevitably wins or I give up
but also there was the infamous Waffer incident
in which Sinus declared it was a word so vehemently
that he and Phantom almost came to blows... it was dictionaries at 100 paces
and I all but had to hold them apart...and it looked not unlike a rugby scrum
at least it was entertaining I suppose
3. Finally there is Jenga
which you would think would be a nightmare for someone with my coordination
but who needs coordination
when a well placed sneeze of cough can win you the game
and of course it is great practice for unstacking our dishwasher
which somehow manages to go from neatly stacked to championship level Jenga
in the space of the rinse cycle
It is one of the great mysteries of my existence how it happens...
So there's my list
thinking I may let Sinus and Phantom loose on a few games this afternoon
and let them take each other out so I can have some peace
worth a try I think....xx
I am also sharing this over at Artist's Playroom
because if the holiday madness continues
I may not get the chance to get another painting done!!!
My last two blog posts are here if you want a look....
A Broken Tale ....