I always loved games when I was growing up…but as an only child, I had to wait on Mom or Dad, or the rare play date, to have someone to play with.
When we learned we were expecting twins, I know one of my early thoughts was how much fun our children would have playing together. I remember specifically envisioning our wee ones playing games…how much fun it would be for them (and me!).
For our girls’ third birthday, they got a few games, among them, Candyland, my absolute favorite as a little kid. I could hardly wait to play it with them.
A month or so in, I feel like I’m “paying for my raising”, having played countless games of Candyland already. Our girls really enjoy it, but one is more likely to stay “on task” than the other…she diligently moves her gingerbread man per the rules. After what seems like every card, she exclaims, “I’m almost to the castle!” Her sister is more easily distracted, though. She sometimes moves to the allotted space, but sometimes she’ll try to move to any “blue” square, even halfway across the board.
So…while games are starting to be a fixture at our house (Memory is the other favorite right now)…there is quite a bit of refereeing to be done.
Still…it’s exciting to see what I hope is the start of some great new play patterns for our girls, and for our family.
What games are favorites at your house? At what age did your kiddos begin to play together?
Mandy, mom to three-year old fraternal twin girls