Saturday, July 24, 2010


UNO is a highly underrated family game. Grandma and Grandpa Moe were visiting this weekend. We wanted to have a family game to spend some quality time together. The boys picked UNO. We made sure the get the rules agreed upon, before starting. Such an easy game to understand and all there is, is a deck of cards. No real set up. The boys got a kick out of it. Caz kept showing everyone his cards as he drew cards. Coco kept trying lame attempts to look at my cards and then getting burned. Coco kept sticking it to Grandma. All in all a very nice evening.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

I do like to take the opportunity of a holiday like July 4th, to see if the boys understand what it means. It's another good chance to start a dialogue with the kids. A good healthy discussion is highly underrated.
I quizzed the boys about whether they knew what the significance was. I caught them off guard because they were not on their A game immediately. They started to carry over the Memorial Day discussion. But eventually we moved on to John Hancock and the Founding Fathers. They know tid-bits, like why John Hancock signed his name so large. But I stumped them on the year it was signed. I don't know why 1776 always stood out for me. It seemed like such a natural fact to know. Maybe because I recall the Bicentennial celebration when I was 5. It was a big deal. The boys finally got it after a good game of Higher/Lower. A Price is Right of Guess That Year. Ah well. As long as they get the important bits.