Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What am I doing?

O n e ........ t w ooo ..... t h r e e ...... f o u r ...... f i v e ......

What am I doing? Playing a game obviously. I am playing it while I sit in my rocking chair, resting my sore back, cuddling the most delicious 3 month old.

Here is how it goes. I point to something out of place to Emma, something to Tanny and Elsa sits and watches. Wisely I don't point out anything to her.

"So Emma and Nathaniel", I slyly say, "I am going to count to twenty see if you can put that away before I get to twenty. " Elsa watches as they scurry to beat me. Usually by 11 they are back, eager for another challenge. Before too long Elsa wistfully asks if I'm going to give her a chance to pick something up.

What do I call this game? Why 3 pm chores, of course - but don't tell them that, ok? That's our little secret between just you and I!

2 comments:

Casey said...

ha ha ha I do that with the little kids too, I say... "let's see who can get all their toys into the room the fastest" and off they run. They usually take one toy at a time but Jacob(4) is learning if he takes a few he beats Allyson(2), but if he does one at a time she wins hands down as she usually only has half the toys he does laying around at any given moment.

dorry said...

this sounds great! now what in the world do I do with the 12 and 13 yr old? I guess it is too late....