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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tent. This is the game where we sit under a blanket. I am essentially the tent pole. It does terrible things to my hair.
- 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.