At first I said no.
Theo wanted to play Monopoly Junior this morning with me and I was all in for that. But then he wanted to see what the game would be like with four players, and tried to convince me that Bunny and Fishy should play the other two positions.
That sounded laborious at best.
“No,” I told him. “That would just be sooo complicated, honey.”
But he persisted, setting up the animals, choosing their pawns, doling out their starter money.
Sigh. Really, who was I to discourage such imagination?
“Well, I suppose we could give this a try,” I said.
We did. And though it was a little chaotic, it was also a lot of fun.
Theo belly-laughed when Fishy, Bunny or I landed on his property. Now he had three players to compete against, three players to collect “rent” from.
What a hoot. Or should I say, a hop. Or a dip in the pond.
We are making memories I hope he never forgets. I know I won’t.
Copyright 2011, Amy Rauch Neilson