Posts Tagged ‘games’


Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Our 8-year-old granddaughter has reached the age where board games and other type of two player games are just her cup of tea.

One of the favorite games she likes to play is ‘hangman’. Her favorite person she likes to play it with is Grandpa. I find it interesting that two people who don’t know how to spell enjoy playing this game together. So I listened for a while and learned something. Turns out being a good speller isn’t really a requirement of ‘hangman’. You just need to agree on the rules.  For them, words can be spelled phonetically (or fun-ed-dick-lee) if you prefer. As long as the two of you can ultimately fill in the blanks, everything is good.

I guess it’s a lot like driving down the road.

If you live in the United States, don’t drive on the same side of the road as you would in England.  As long as you and the rest of the drivers agree on the rules of the road, you have a fair chance of getting to your destination.

If you stop to think about it, your success in any endeavor you undertake with one or more people, is almost always assured if you can just agree on the rules. Some of the most unlikely couples, make a success of their marriages. Why? Because the two of them agreed on the important things of life; their finances, their living situations, their plans for the future and their plans for their careers and family. Why do some families have so little conflict while others struggle to make it through a day without an argument? Because the rules are agreed on and obeyed by all. Conflict comes when rules get broken.  And when you talk about the people you love, emotional hurt from the broken rules is so much more painful than it would be in the general public.

Are you and your spouse going through some difficult times? Maybe this would be a good time to sit down and establish some guidelines to live by.  Are the kids totally out of control? Might be good to sit them down and explain that there are rules of conduct that they are expected to observe.

All relationships are complicated.  Set up some rules. Peace will reign a lot more often if you can make and observe them.

Swimming Party

Friday, April 6th, 2012

I am going to have a birthday party at MY house and I was wondering what fun things we could do there other than swimming Thanks for your help If you need any information please email me I want it to be so much fun

A: A pool party is a lot of fun for everyone. Great idea. There are numerous games you can play at your party that will get everyone laughing and having fun. You could try a water balloon race where the guests make two teams. Give each player a balloon filled with water. Everyone races to a chair on the other side of the pool and sits on the water balloon to break it. The first team to have all players pop their balloons is the winner. Another fun activity is to have a cannonball competition to see who can make the biggest splash. For more fun, toss a bunch of pennies in the pool. Have everyone jump in to retrieve the pennies one at a time. The person with the biggest pile at the end wins. And, of course, there is always the water wars games. Grab some water guns or water balloons or sponges and start soaking each other. Be sure to have plenty of pizza and snacks available. Water games can make you VERY hungry. Happy birthday and have lots of fun.

Family Time

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

This suggestion came to me through a reader. It was so nice, I thought I would post it for everyone to see.

Board games like Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble can be fun Have a old fashioned games party each person bring a game that doesnt use electricity or batteries and see what happens Children can work in pairs against another pair with winners having most points as a team effort Chess and Checkers are old favorites too Problem with many of the Electronic TV games is that there often is NO human interaction you play against a computer Thats no fun lol And what adults present should strive for is teaching how to be a good loser as well as a winner Winners should be encouraged to shake hands with the loser Some youth sports teams also encourage sportsmanship too