For the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, we tried watching the opening ceremonies. I built it up so the kids would want to partake and ordered Chinese food (that they were allowed to eat in front of the TV). I lost the two youngest Sun Kissed Boys as soon as they ate their fortune cookies (that might have been devoured before or after dinner). Sun Kissed Boy #1 humored me a little longer because I had hyped it so much, but I lost him before Greece came out in the Parade of Nations. They are a little older now so I have high hopes for 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Maybe I'll
However, after many years of waiting, at least I've implemented another one of the other things I dreamt about, Family Game Night. Neither Sun Kissed Husband nor SKB#1 have ever been into board games so we've never sat down as a family to play. But things are changing as SKB #1 matures and Sun Kissed Husband
wears down wants to please me the family.
The game of choice was Monopoly. Kind of a big-boy game to start with but I didn't pick it and I didn't really care. I was just happy to play.
I'm not sure what the deal is with the fierce dice throwing. They're very passionate about numbers on a cube I guess.
We played for about 45 minutes, counted up everyone's money, and declared the "richest" person the winner. Not exactly by Monopoly rules but I'll take it.