M is SO Lucky

I can’t believe how lucky she is – truly.

Games that require no skill: she is likely to win.

Games that require luck and skill: she is even more likely to win.

She’s been asking to learn poker with me for the past few days but we haven’t got around to it until tonight. Β So we got out our little Pocket Poker tin (found in the ‘Presents for Men’ section in WHSmith last Xmas: grr) and attempted to learn the game together using M’s ‘Card Games to Play’ book she got in her stocking this year.

We were three games in when she got a flippin’ ROYAL FLUSH!!!! Β I think this may be a new interest for her. πŸ™‚

Other than poker it’s been a fairly quiet week: we’ve all had some kind off low lying bug which hasn’t made us very ill but just quite tired. Β We managed to squeeze a play date in with D’s best friend (D) and a trip into Wimbledon so that M could gather ideas for her birthday list. Β M downloaded a sample Pokemon puzzle game onto her Nintendo 2DS that is so hard it makes my brain hurt – God she’s clever. Β We’ve also been baking and cleaning – D is leaping at the chance to join in with either; learning new card games; continuing to build a cardboard boat and add accessories (like the treasure chest decorated by M below: the flower insignia is being drawn onto everything to do with the boat); thinking about and manipulating numbers (D is really into mental maths right now: the way she is beginning to work with numbers in her head is really astounding); and watching films.

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Next week our term-time classes begin so it will be back into our usual rhythm. πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “M is SO Lucky

  1. I think M is also SO lucky to have a mother that loves her and gives her so much of her time! Credit where it is due.. children flourish with peaceful parenting πŸ™‚

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  2. I wonder if M might enjoy the game Ticket to Ride? It is sufficient strategy to be engaging but also a little down to chance, and the rules are really simple to pick up. Camel Up is another game that might appeal but the rules are a bit complex at first, unnecessarily so, I think.

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  3. Reminds me of teaching my step-daughter to play poker at about 11 and she kept winning mostly because she never knew when she had the best hand and I always thought I was winning! I love Ticket To Ride too, I can’t wait until my girls get old enough to play proper card and board games, there’s so many great ones out there now aside from the old, traditional games.

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