Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I've created a monster

I don't play with my kids. Well, rarely. I figure I birthed sisters for them for that very purpose. Also, I don't play well with others. At least not Barbies, or 'house'. I do block and puzzles and stories- and on a very good day maybe art. But that's it. So I thought it'd be fun to teach Ashley how to play a game that would be interesting to me so I could be a good mom. I chose UNO. I figured she could play it and I could not have to listen to, 'now pretend your Barbie says X, now pretend your Barbie says Y' ect.

Of course now she follows me around all day wanting to play UNO. Steve's good for about 10 games after I've played 10 games and she still wants more. She's an UNO monster. After about 2 weeks of UNO I decided to try to teach her Phase 10- a little bit more challenging. I was explaining the game and said that we play 10 hands, Ashley says, 'but mom, I only have two hands!' That was only the start of the problems, turns out there is no physical way for her to hold 10 cards in her hands either. She also doesn't really 'get' it. Guess we'll wait another six months on that. Steve wants to teach her monopoly next. Until then it's UNO for everyone!

10 comments:

Sugarmama said...

I found you through your comment on my blog. THanks for that!

As for your girl's ability to hold cards, don't they make little kid card-holders for just that purpose? It seems like I've run across them in a toy catalog somewhere. I'm sure it's a pretty common problem.

My 7-year old is a total UNO shark, by the way. She routinely beats me.

Amber said...

OOhh! I'll have to look for those! Thanks. zyour blog caught my I because of the pastry chef thing- I'm a pastry chef wannabe.

Arlyn said...

Here's what we did: get two plastic lids, poke 2 or 4 holes in them in the middle of the lids(make sure the holes will line up together between the two lids), sew the lids together tightly with string (like you're sewing a button on something) and then slip the cards between the lids. We keep our card holders with the kid card games.

The Constant Gardener said...

Can't wait until the kid is old enough to play cards...I don't play monster trucks and lincoln logs well either...

mommy to four j's said...

happy uno

Linsey said...

Well, It beats POKEMON. I tried to play their made up way of Pokemon once and now its all they want to do...

Lee said...

You have created a monster lol, for us it is Cranium Cariboo.. ayi-yi-yi! Good luck!

Alissa said...

dude, abbie loves candyland. it's KILLING MY SPIRIT.

Rachelle said...

Anybody up for a game of Uno? What, no takers? Fine, we'll play something else.

Liz said...

i love uno - my sis and I used to play, and we loved it when we had the skip cards "'Kip you, back to me!"