My kids have been trying for a while now to get me to play a game with them on my phone. It's an app called "Draw Free."
I refused for a long time because my daughter already had me hooked on "Words with Friends". One night, the man, my daughter and I all played WWF for hours. While sitting in the same room. Then we went to bed and played some more...I was AWESOME at that game!
But when you're lying next to your partner in bed and the most action you're getting is on an ipad, you've got yourself a bit of an addiction. When your husband calls you from work to tell you he played a word worth 92 points against the eldest, well, let's just say HE was a bit addicted. It was getting a little out of hand.
A normal mom would delete the app. I just decided to "leave it be" and not engage. Then my daughter showed me a game created by the same monsters as WWF called "Scramble Free". You have to find as many words as you can in a limited amount of time from a grid of letters. It's like the game "BOGGLE".
My eldest was amazing at Scramble. I was terrible at it. I can create words (like in crossword puzzles or WWF,) but am completely useless at racing to find words. I hate racing at anything, actually. It was pure embarrassment; losing every game, so Scramble was for me, easy-peasy to quit.
Like I said, the kids have been begging to play "Draw Free." Today, I gave in and started playing my son. You get to choose one of three words and draw a picture of it. Your opponent/partner has to figure out the picture. The fun part is, you are working as a team. You want to see how many pictures you can guess of one another's. My son and I have been playing off and on and have guessed 24 pictures so far. Let me tell you something, though. There has to be a bit of "knowing someone well enough" to play this game. I say this because my son has guessed the most pathetic drawings of mine known to man.
I'm not kidding. There is an awesome reason that I taught Kindergarten. Those students were too young to judge someone who had my lack of skill. Do you doubt me?
Please, Please check out my awesome version of the word, "BUDDHA" and tell me that my son doesn't have some sort of telepathy...Either that, or I'm being too hard on myself. Yeah, I didn't think so.
I'll be giving the game up as soon as one of the kids call me out on my drawing deficiency. Until then, my game name is shellybean70. Oh..you KNOW you want to...
Perhaps I'll catch you in the world of apps, friends.
Happy Tuesday :)