The kids created a game I like to call, "the point game" It started off with me trying to get them to stop fighting in the car and with them bickering about some arbitrary points they were assigning to things.
So our game involves questions and points. It's kind of like that game show with Drew Carey, Whose line is it anyway?" b/c just as in that show, "The points don't matter. Just don't tell my kids that.
The kids tell me the points they want and I give them a question worthy of that value based on their age. Sounds official doesn't it?
Johanna prefers just regular questions whereas Michael likes me to ask him to spell things.
The nice thing about this game is that there can be no cheating b/c you are allowed to ask for answers or help b/c that is considered research.
So a game might go like this:
Johanna: "I want 3 points"
Me: Ok what is your full address
Whereas a 7 pointer might ask which president freed the slaves.
My favorite answer to: What do the 13 stripes on the American flag represent? came from a very confidant Johanna when she said, "The 13 original continents."
Also since the last gubernatorial election we have had some conversations about the role of government and we talk about freedom. So some of questions are based on that.
Today after a great day at birthday party where the kids bounced in a bounce house played on the playground, did lots of running and enjoyed cake and hot dogs my kids piled into the van buckled up and Johanna said, "Now what were we talking about? oh yeah the governor"
she got 10 points!
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