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.