Saturday, 11 August 2007

Family night & Buckaroo

I love waking up to bright blue skies. Opening the windows and letting the fresh air into the house. It's not quite warm enough for me to eat breakfast outside, but I'm sure it's not far away.

It always surprises me how much better I feel when the weather warms up and the sky is bright.

Today we have a soccer gala day for our boys and this afternoon, Jon is playing his semi final game.

Last night was amusing from a sadistic parental point of view. Usually Friday night is our family night. That is where we all as a family, play games, watch a family movie or on a nice evening, go for a walk or bike ride. Anything really so long as the whole family can join in.

Last night we played a new game, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This was ok. Our 3 year old (actually nearly 4 now, hers in the next birthday) won. The smile was heart warming.

Then we played and old favourite Buckaroo, and this is where the evil parents get their enjoyment. The kids can play this easily, rules are not too hard to grasp, but the shock on the 2 & 3 year old faces when the donkey?? bucks is very amusing to watch. So is the nerves, worry and stress as they watch each person place an item on the saddle.

It got to the stage that they were too scared to play the game anymore. Both girls curled up on our knees and said they were tired and could they go to bed now. I will have to remember this when they are being difficult to get to bed!

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