I'm excited to be linking up with KissinBlueKaren for her really fun Beyond the Books feature. Every week there's a new topic to talk about that makes us talk about ourselves a little more and I always love to see what everyone has to say. This wee's topic is My Favorite Game.
There's a little something that most people don't know about me - I'm crazy competitive. I used to think I just really didn't like board games but what it really is is that I really don't like to lose. I do okay at long winded strategy games like Monopoly or Life or games where there isn't really a clear winner like Apples to Apples but give me one wrong move in Trouble or Sorry and let's just say it doesn't bring out the best in me.
|Emma, Eleanor, and Paul at an Atlanta Braves game about 5 |
When Emma was much younger and playing soccer I ended up coaching her team. Not because of a great love of soccer - though I do enjoy it - or great skill on my part - I have none - but because I understood the strategy and was competitive enough to focus on it. I loved coaching soccer and we did really well. While I was never a "it doesn't matter if you win or lose" kind of a coach I wasn't a "win or die" coach either so it worked out.
Then there are video games. These are the only things I'm good at being bad at am I really really am! My husband and I used to play Lego Star Wars on the Xbox but things got busy and we stopped. We bought a WiiU for the Tornado a few months ago and I bought a Lego Pirates of the Caribbean and am hoping to revive the tradition. Lately though the Tornado and I have taken to spending rainy days playing Super Mario which is pretty great!
So what about you? Are you a game person? Or are you like me and have to take deep breaths and remind yourself that it's just a game when your 5 year old is trouncing you at Candyland? Don't even get me started about Chutes and Ladders!