Under the full moon, the Professor and I had our "advent" surprise evening of board games with our "junior girlfriends". We resurrected one of Gordon's old games "The Game of Life" and the laughing commenced. The girls are 9 and 11 years old, with a very sophisticated sense of humour and are a delight to spend an evening with. They are so full of energy, it doesn't give one time to think about how exhausting it may all be!
There is much more learning value in this game than you would imagine. Disappointment when someone "takes" your salary, or home, or you have to pay the police officer a speeding fine. Just like real life. In these times of economic uncertainty, it was a lesson in how quickly you can fall from grace and end up in a trailer park. The happy outcome was that, this night, the child whose role in the game through the spin of the wheel became a single Mum, with twins, living in a trailer ended up becoming a millionaire. That's the magic of Christmas time. Next activity is cookie making and tea - to be scheduled.
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