Archive for June, 2010
So here I am to tell you about “The Game”. If you have a teenager in the house you may know about it already.
Those of you reading around my age might recall a game we used to play as kids. You see a punch buggy, you punch whomever is around you in the arm and call out “Yellow Punch Buggy No Punch Backs!” with the color being whatever color the car is. When I was a kid there used to be a lot of these fun punch buggy’s in a car lot which made for a painful ride for whomever forgot about it. That lot doesn’t exist anymore and you don’t see as many of the buggy’s either, but fun still I think.
I am always reminded of that game when my kids bring up “The Game”. So now whenever we see a Punch Buggy not only are you punched “You Lost the Game” meaning the newer game. The subject was brought up when my son saw a colored buggy and proceeded to punch us all in the arm when we were down the Strip District. I told him about the above story and how it reminded me of “The Game”. My oldest daughter proceeded to text friends telling them they lost “The Game”. At first I’m all yeah, whatever. But I find myself playing right along with her. Last time I thought of “The Game” I texted her and told her.
Hmmm maybe I should tell you about the game.
The Game is a mind game where the objective is to avoid thinking about The Game itself. Thinking about The Game constitutes a loss, which, according to the rules of The Game, must be announced each time it occurs. It is impossible to win The Game; players can only attempt to avoid losing for as long as possible. The Game has been described alternately as pointless and infuriating, or as a challenging game that is fun to play.
There are three rules to The Game:
1.Everyone in the world is playing The Game. (Sometimes narrowed to: “Everybody in the world who knows about The Game is playing The Game”, or alternatively, “You are always playing The Game.”)
2.Whenever one thinks about The Game, one loses.
3.Losses must be announced to at least one person (either by using a statement such as “I lost The Game” or by alternative means).
So for those of you who have an inner child or those of you who play here is a fun video. Pass the link to this blog post to your friends or use one of the social sharing links like twitter or facebook to make your friends loose the game too Oh and by the way by reading this post you did loose the game.
Pass this video on to your friends and make them loose the game!
I’ve never been that mom who cared if their room was clean, if all the dishes were done, etc. I spent alot of time with my kids as they grew up. We played with play dough in the dining room. Sometimes it got smashed into the carpet. We drew with chalk in the backyard. My kids played with boxes and made them into homes. I encouraged them to make a mess.
We have always believed in fostering creativity in our kids. I suppose because hubby and I are both creative types. I used to sing and love to make stuff. Hubby plays guitar and draws very well.
We allow the creativity to follow them into their wardrobe and hair. As long as it’s not hurting them or anyone else it’s a go. They can be free to be themselves. Not everyone likes it nor understands it. I have received many judgmental comments especially from family. My kids are happy and that is all that matters. I don’t force anything on them. They talk to me and tell me most everything and for that I am a happy mom.
I’ve shared a video of my daughter playing sax and a poem my son wrote.
Now I will share some art work they have done.
Autumn also loves to take photographs. Right now she is hoping we can find her a professional camera at a price we can afford. You can look at her work on DeviantArt.
Jeremy likes to take photographs too, however online he makes comics on Pixton, videos on YouTube and I believe this is a writing project by himself and a friend.
Alison is too young for me to allow to do anything online yet.
Tell me about your creative kids.
I am finally getting around to sharing this with everyone. I know the Arts Festival is over but you might wanna know what all the hub bub for kids is about so you can go next year.
We walked from Station Square, which isn’t far at all. Midway however we ran into PPG Place and what we found was welcomed on a hot, sunny day. I didn’t know that they turn the winter ice rink into a mini water park. They have these same spray holes in front of the Cheesecake Factory at Southside Works but I think PPG Place’s is larger.
Just standing back taking pics of the kids I got cooled off pretty good.
First we hit the I Made it Market. There were vendors there selling some handmade items and tables with crafts for the kids. The items for sale were pretty reasonable compared to many of the other vendors outside the point area.
My son made a magnet out of aluminum pop cans. You just punch shapes out with a big punch, place a brad in the middle and glue a magnet circle on the back.
We also got to watch a lady blow some glass. Really neat but extremely hot! My youngest got a little too close but luckily didn’t get burned.
We then went to the Creative Reuse Tent. This was our favorite tent last year. My kids sat there for well over an hour creating. It poured down raining and luckily we had a seat under this tent of heaven. They have supplies of things you normally wouldn’t think to craft with! They even have a shop you can go and buy the stuff if you wanna do it at home.
You have no idea how bad I wanted to honk! I wanna know exactly what they are gonna do. It is my dream that they get out and give you free beer!