Well, I hesitate to post this, because my EMC friends may no longer be interested in the family that squanders goods for cards...hope you guys see the fun in this and don't see the dirty, sinful side...LOL. (PS. for a later post, but we heard from God-all you that are waiting to hear from us).
About a year ago, Ken and I introduced poker to our older two children (11, and 10). They loved it as much as we did and actually picked it up pretty quickly. Texas Hold 'Em. Easy, fun, and quick to play. If you don't know how, just bring your child over and we'll teach you both how it goes. Erin's even starting to understand it now. She's her Dad's biggest cheerleader. Anyway, usually we just use regular poker chips, but Ken decided we needed to make it a little more meaningful...candy was going to be what we used this time. He carefully made the trip to Wally World to purchase a variety of mini candy bars, m&m's, and other assorted poker worthy candy.
The excitement was WILD. Mention candy and their little mouths start to water. The candy was divided up evenly. M&M's were equal to 50's, kit kats, mounds, and milky way's were 100's and the grand reece's was worth 500. I think Ken was more excited than the kids.
Well, after many rounds Will and Bryn both decided to drop out on the same round with only one candy bar left. They decided they better keep the small mini candy bar they had rather than risk losing all they had left.
Dad and I knew that what's his is mine and mine is his so we didn't continue any further. Ken had more than me so I guess he was the real winner.
Here's the great DAD kissing his winnings.
AND Will frowning over his concessions.
What spiritual lesson are we teaching our children? You got me but we sure have fun just hanging out and having fun. Will went to spend the night with a friend Monday night and actually thought twice about going because he thought we might be playing "candy" poker on Monday night. When we told him we'd wait 'till Tuesday, he decided to go ahead and accept the friend's invitation. I must say that we enjoyed that. To know that our almost twelve year old was going to choose us the old fogey's over his friend-did make us smile.
Didn't want to leave out the recovering Bryn(10)(she had strep Sunday PM/Monday) and the gruesome twosome Erin(7) and Jay(3). They were having a blast on the trampoline this afternoon. Aren't they the cutest things you've ever seen?