Thursday, March 14, 2013
You Can't Lose: Slice of Life 14 of 31
Slice of Life Challenge
#slice2013 15 of 31
It seems games have changed since I was a child. When I was a kid there was always a loser. You didn't want to be the one tagged. You didn't want to be the last one with a card. You didn't want to be the one who had the least amount of points in a game. Apparently things have changed. Sunday my five year old niece came to spend some time with me. We went for a walk, played a few games, and had a few laughs.
When she taught me how to play Mr. Wolf, I learned that you ask Mr. Wolf what time is dinner. He tells you and you take that many steps toward him. Then, at some point, he yells, "Dinner time." Players then have to run and try to not get tagged. E and I were playing and chasing and having fun when I joked, "I hope I don't get tagged."
E paused, turned to look at me, and said, "Aunt Cathy, it's fun to get tagged."
"Hmmm," I thought to myself, "that's a new twist."
I grab the cards and begin to deal. "Aunt Cathy," E declares, "let's play so the person who gets the Old Maid is the winner."
It was all I could do not to bust out laughing. My little niece has this figured out apparently. If she loses she doesn't really lose, if she wins she doesn't really lose. (Yeah, ponder that for awhile.)
It seems games have changed a little bit since I was a kid, at least when E is around. It doesn't matter if you get tagged. It doesn't matter if you are the last one with a card or hold the Old Maid. It doesn't matter if you have the least amount of points. The fun is in playing the game whether you win or lose. Maybe E is onto something.
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