Wednesday, October 21, 2015


I was going to say this blog post is momentarily interrupted because Miguel and I are watching Back to the Future II which takes place on October 21, 2015. But, hey, I can crank out a few words, I think.

Games. Most nights Maya and I play a game before bed. Tonight was Hiss, where players match colors and make snakes from heads to tails. We've also played Step To It, a memory game, even one person Twister, were I spin and Maya lands on the mat. Sometimes we draw and then offer, in theory, positive critiques on each other's art. She is sometimes a little too honest.

I have fond memories of playing board games often with my mother and brother. We played Sorry, Monopoly, and others. We also played lots of card games, Setback, Casino, Rummy. Setback was our favorite, and my mother often shared how when she was younger and playing a childhood friend, Harriet Levine, and losing 17 or 18 to 3, she rallied to win the game by getting first to 21 and bidding recklessly.

The kids and I don't play cards. Yesterday I mentioned War to Maya and she didn't know what I was talking about.

Card games and board games are more than just fun, they are memories we create. I will always cherish all the times I spent with my mother when we played various games. I remember one time playing Setback with my father's family when I was 15 or 16 and I actually won. It was a big moment.

Maya is still at a point where she doesn't like losing. So I either let her win or I try just a little less hard.

And now back to the movie and bonding with Miguel, who is watching it and typing into his cell phone. Because his days of game playing are mostly of the video kind. We used to play now and then, only Play Station basketball but I was terrible. And he never let me win.

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