This week the FringeFamily will get to experience winter and spring all in the same week. It’s pretty incredible really. Monday was snow flurries and Thursday will be fifty-seven degrees. That’s shorts weather in these parts.
Apparently the excitement in my life has hit an all-time low, because I feel the need to blog about the weather.
I did beat my kids in a riveting game of Monopoly on Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure what’s more exciting than swindling a ten year-old out of St. James Place, because you need it in order to buy a house.
Monopoly is our go-to game. I think every family has a certain game that the kids gravitate towards when they are bored. I only wish our go-to game was tic-tac-toe. I’m confident in my ability to come out a champ in that game, not to mention it’s about 3 hours 28 and half minutes shorter.
FringeKid always adds her own unique spin to the game. The boot, bag o’ money, and top-hat aren’t good enough for her. She insists on using characters with bug eyes and flashy colors. At times she insists we all use them.
It’s a direct reflection of her personality, but while she may look goofy, she has all the Chance and Community Chest good luck fairies on her side. She generally only buys railroads, never bothers with property that requires houses, and hoards stacks of money. She never ever picks a card that send her to jail without passing Go. Dare I admit I get a little frustrated with my daughter’s lack of strategy and luck of the draw?
And don’t let her fool you, it’s not just Monopoly she’s good at. She sweeps hand after hand of UNO without giving one thought to the cards she’s throwing down.
I guess we must come to terms with the fact that she’s a natural-born winner and we may be not so natural.
What about you and your family? How are you passing the long cold days of winter? Or are you a lucky dog living in a place with palm trees and blue skies?
On a serious note, my heart is sad for those whose lives have been forever changed because of tornadoes. My thoughts are with them and my prayers for them.