The Winner: Hello Kitty Bingo

Admittedly, I have short stamina with certain games.  Don't Break the Ice creates suspense, but setting up takes longer than actually playing a round.  A game of Uno Attack is unpredictable.  You think you're almost finished, but then one press of a button tosses a dozen additional cards into circulation and generates another 30 minutes of playtime.  Imaginative play with dolls reduces itself to vapid, arbitrarily constructed, exclamatory dialogues that drain the creative life-force from me.

Doll One: "Hello! My name is Emily. How are you?" 

Doll Two: "Good! My name is Sarah. How are you?" 

Doll One: "Good!"

Twenty minutes of playing with dolls can span a minor eternity.

But Hello Kitty Bingo?  I can handle Hello Kitty Bingo, which is good because my youngest daughter wants to play it ever single day, multiple times per day.


So, this is what I did for nearly an hour this afternoon before my two older daughters returned from school, and it's also the reason that I don't have a more substantive blog post for the day.

Hello Kitty won out. 

Or, more accurately, my daughter won out.  Or, perhaps most accurately, she and I both won out.  After all, thirty-one days of blogging about everyday awesomeness means that more emphasis should be placed on discovering the awesome bits tucked within the daily minutia, than on the blogging itself.

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6 comments

  1. Hello Kitty Bingo...you just gave me a great idea for my daughter's birthday wishlist. Thanks for the post!

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  2. We have a Strawberry Shortcake game that's our every single day, multiple times per day' game. The game itself gets a little tedious after the fifth or sixth time, but the conversation over the board; never.

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  3. One thing that's nice is that one side is pictures and the other side is letters, so you can adjust for different ages and abilities. Hope you can find it!

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  4. I love playing board games with my daughter. I can't wait until my littlest is old enough to join the fun. We play a board game every night to start my daughter's bedtime routine.


    Have you ever played the Peaceable Kingdom line of games? I love them. They're so cute and they are cooperative games so we work together to have a mutual victory. We have several; Hoot Owl Hoot, Stone Soup, Mermaid Island, and Count Your Chickens. So much fun.


    Thanks for sharing your adventures in Hello Kitty Bingo!
    xoxo

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  5. I haven't heard about Peaceable Kingdom games, but I love the idea of cooperative games! We have one "team-building" game, and the irony is that my eight-year-old strongly dislikes it. She's uber-competitive. (No idea where she gets this from.... ha....)

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