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Creative Parenting 101: The Monopoly Picnic

on October 21, 2012

For me, it’s easier to parent in the summer.  Warm weather, the pool and sunshine are good friends to have and they come together to make parenting pretty darn easy.  Fall and winter, on the other hand, are a tad bit more challenging.  There just isn’t as much to do and my boys especially are quite content to give all their time to the Nintendo and the television…which Mom is NOT going for.  So, on the weekends, we try to get creative.

This weekend, in an attempt to get the boys outside and the electronics disengaged, we merged what each of us enjoys most.  The boys got their “Nintendo” and Mom got them outside.  Sunday, for us, was our first round of Nintendo Monopoly Picnic and everyone joined us…as you can see from the pics below.  I will say that I did not include the pic of the black widow that we surprisingly discovered crawling up to our quilt!  Ewww…it was not pretty.

The clean board and quilt…before everyone showed up 🙂

Although I am quite partial to the Disney version, I will say that I do very much enjoy the Nintendo Monopoly…and this version is much more popular with my boys.  Though…I do miss being Sully.

I am not nearly as good at keeping my money organized as I used to be.  These days, the rules just don’t matter to me.

Before The Red Girl joined the game and whacked the board with her head.

Scrat Cat LOVED us coming outside and had to check out the game.

Maisy was all about some together time..with Bear of course.

Mom went directly to jail on my first turn.  The boys got a great kick out of that because I did not get to pass go and I did not get to collect $200.00!It’s surprising what you notice in the backyard when you hang out a while…like all the things that never got put away.

Scrat really enjoyed the company.  Proof that the Scrat recovery is progressing quite well :).


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