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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Short Story of My Life

So, the other day I was in my local Walgreens which is a drugstore. I walked down the aisles looking for toothpaste, which is like a treasure hunt. They found it necessary to change the store around and now it's just illogical, but that's another story.

As usual I went down the clearance aisle and then the children's aisle. You know the one you try to avoid when you are actually with your children? I saw the game Monopoly and thought, "Now that would be fun!" I don't know why we didn't own it already. What can I teach with this game? I need to have an excuse to play during school because my husband is more of the school-at-home type while I'm more the do-your-reading-and-math-and-let's-play type. CAPITALISM!!! I can teach them about capitalism. That's the whole basis for Monopoly! I never even thought of it!

I picked up the game. I'm was all kinds of excited. When I got to the register, the cashier said, "Oh, you getting Monopoly huh? We have that game." I told her that I couldn't believe that I was just now, buying it. To that she says, "I know that's right. You gotta get something for your kids to do so they will leave you ALONE chile." I look at her kind of confused. It took me a second to remember that I used to feel the same way. My children used to seem like two little burdens to me too, but not now. Nope. I actually LIKE my children. I looked at her and said, "No. I want to play this game with them to teach them about capitalism." She looked a little confused and told me to have a good day. I thanked her and I thanked God for my growth in the area of loving AND liking my children.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice lessons and summary.

    Our favorite game hers is Scrabble because it made my kids better spellers and expanded their vocabulary. My rule: They weren't allowed to use a word they could not define, but they could use a dictionary to help them find new words and learn the meaning.

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  2. Thank you so much for that idea for Scrabble! I love scrabble, but I would get frustrated trying to play with the children. Now we can play!!!

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