I had to share a story my wife posted on our family’s Tumblr account this morning (tumblr.com/cartwheel). Typically I don’t post about my kids… but this is too good to pass up.
I’ve been listening to Carter play “The Game of Life” for about an hour now. No game board necessary, he likes to spread the houses out on the carpet and assign the different colors of cars to our family and friends’ families. He carefully fills up the cars with the appropriate number of pinks and blues. Everyone has their own car and home and family. This is where the game usually ends.
Today, Carter discovered that there is money in this game. He asked me if he could borrow some, I said yes. After that the game of life took a sad turn. Apparently, only our family paid for our house, at $1 it was quite a steal. The other families did not pay for their houses so they were all plucked from their cars and tossed back in the heap of pinks and blues. And what of the big pile of all the money in the middle of the neighborhood? That is church, they have “a dozen money.”
Luckily, that is not the end of the story. Carter’s solution to the housing crisis? The daddy blue in each family marches across the carpet to work at the church. After he works he leaves with a fist full of bills and reclaims his family’s home. And then the entire family is restored to their car and they go home.