Monday, March 21, 2011
Katy and I did a little shopping yesterday and while we in a toy store, she showed me these cards called Around the Table Games that one of her co-workers created. Her name is Beth Daniels and she is an occupational therapist and mother of two. You can click on the link to find out about the ones that her young daughter created called "Buddy Talk" and "Camp Talk". I bought the "Grandparent Talk", obviously. Maddie and I got it out today.
My first question was "Where did you hang out as a teenager?" I told Maddie I hung out with my girlfriends at their house or my house, or just walking back and forth to each others houses. I grew up in a small town, so there really wasn't anything to do. We didn't even have a movie theater or park to go to. We collected records with our babysitting money and then listened to each others records in our rooms and sometimes tried to dance like the kids on American Bandstand. Maddie is a little too young to appreciate this game, but I think it will come in useful for the future. It will be good for those times...when you want to change the subject or you just can't think of anything to talk about, like on a long car ride or just sitting around the house.
The questions look fun. Another one I just turned to is "How did you get to school?" I really was one of those kids that walked to school..... up hill.... both ways......as Bill Cosby used to say in his comedy routines.
I used to love telling that sob story to my kids when they were little. These cards have some questions that I may not have thought to tell them nor would they think of to ask me. They may make for interesting blogging material, so I may answer a few more on my blog somtime down the road.