Games I hate…

My kids are a pretty imaginative pair. This should be a good thing, and I should make a point of encouraging their imaginations.

Unfortunately, they have come up with some games that I really, really hate.

  1. Garbage. This is the game where they gather up every small toy we own and dump them in a big box or on a big pile in the middle of the room. The clean up following the game is excruciating.
  2. Hide and seek in the van. This is not real hide and seek since they are strapped into their car seats and cannot go anywhere. This game requires that I pretend they are hiding when they pull a blanket over their heads, and then pretend I have found them when the blankets come off. It also requires a fairly elaborate commentary on my part.
  3. Tent. This is the game where we sit under a blanket. I am essentially the tent pole. It does terrible things to my hair.
  4. Tea time. It’s kind of cute when they put the afternoon tea together, but it means that I have to be fake eating and drinking constantly. It really gets in the way of my actual coffee drinking.

I am confident that my kids are clever enough to think of many more games that I will be forced to play along with and grow to hate just as much as these. I have to go now, there are some plastic donuts that I have to go pretend to eat now.



About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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11 Responses to Games I hate…

  1. My kids come up with some pretty imaginative games too. I’m glad they use their imaginations. A lot of kids today don’t know how!

  2. Robbie says:

    My kids are incredibly imaginative but they don’t let me play anymore 😦

  3. momtimes4 says:

    This post made me laugh! I have played all those games. When we play hide and seek in the van I have to guess where they are “pretend” hiding. It is a slow and painful game! πŸ™‚

    • sillyliss says:

      A sudden wave of relief has come over me that my children have not afflicted me with car hide and seek. Their favorite car game is called “No yike it.” It involves every song I try to play (to drown out the bickering, obv.) and the response of, “No yike it. No yike song. Nother song. No yike.” GOOD TIMES.

  4. “It really gets in the way of my actual coffee drinking.” I love this. So–I have coffee parties with my daughter. I make real coffee to drink at the real or pretend tea party. Because a steady supply of coffee to the mother is a critical ingredient in the “how the kids stay alive all day” process.

  5. sillyliss says:

    LOL. This is one of my favorite posts ever. I absolutely love it and relate to it.

    It made me think of my least favorite game: pretending to go to the bathroom. HOW is this anybody’s idea of fun? I won’t elaborate on the techniques involved in gameplay.

    My penultimate least favorite game is: brushing Mom’s hair. It would be a nice, relaxing activity if the children brushed DOWN instead of UP. Having one’s hair brushed up is a trial of my patiences as a mother.

  6. Country Girl says:

    You should make up a game for them – call it the ‘Wine Tasting Game’. You can make a bunch of different juices for them to taste test – while you taste test your own varieties of wine. It’s win-win! πŸ˜€

    On another note – I miss wine. 15 more weeks till I’m no longer pregnant and can self-medicate again.

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