Since Tyler had a special day on Tuesday when we went to the Science Museum, Hunter had a special day yesterday with a board game party. We decided she would invite 5 friends for an afternoon of board games, and everyone made it except one friend. Each friend was asked to bring his/her favorite board game, and we had games and snacks. They played: Silly Sentences, Charades, Kids Trivial Pursuit and the game that Tyler got for Christmas: Piraanha Panic. Seriously, everyone had a great time, played board games that were new to them, and no passive electronics like mp3 players, ipods, game cubes, tv and the like were involved. Sometimes I feel the children we are bringing up today don’t have enough opportunites to just hang out with their friends, enjoy each other and find things to entertain themselves. We are such slaves to schedules of extra-curricular activities and homework, that kids don’t have time to hang out and just be. I also like that a game board party didn’t cost anyone any money. (Unlike the Science Museum where it was $50 just to walk thru the door.) Tyler had a fun afternoon as well, as two of Hunter’s friends came with little brothers to play with. And one mom joined me for tea for the afternoon and we chatted about scrapbooking and other stuff. Her son is a great friend of Hunter’s. He is in her class at school, in her Book Club and hangs out with the girls quite often. He is what I call an “old soul” in a young body. Just a great all around kid.
I try not to post pictures of other people’s children on my blog without permission. The creative challenge was trying to capture this day with the camera but without faces, which is I how I came up with the shot of the hands on the game board, which I really like. Sometimes thinking outside the box works out so well.