Writing Wrongs

January 20, 2005

The other night, Andrew desperately wanted to play Lord of the Rings Monopoly. The problem is its difficult to manage a game like that and keep a toddler entertained. Kyra loves to take a turn and roll the dice. She loves to move her marker on the board. After a while, she likes to move everyones marker on the board and distribute property and cash like a communist.

Yesterday, I stopped at Toys R Us to see if I could find something they could play together.

There just arent that many games out there that are appropriate for an eight year old and a two year old, and their mom.

I settled on Silly Pins Bowling, or whatever its called, ages 3 6. I thought it might be a touch young for Andrew and a bit advanced for Kyra, but it was worth a shot.

Sometimes you get lucky. Andrew loves bowling, and he loves this game. Kyra got the hang of it very quickly. She worked on matching while setting up the pins and Andrew worked on math skills by keeping score.

At the end of the match, Kyra was so worn out, she picked up the stand--to let us know shed had enough--plopped down, and said, I go nigh nigh. The scores were:

Kyra: 60

Mommy: 61

Andrew: 225

It must be that new math.

Writing Progress: I did some scene refinement today and contemplated the next series of scenes to write. Im pondering whether Uzi submachine guns and German marksmanship training will add to the story.

Charity Tahmaseb wrote at 2:48 p.m.