The thrift store has been a good source for some unusual kids games. Today the granddaughters and I played a cooperative storytelling game, one of their favorites, and an all-out snowball fight card game.
One thing I’m teaching the girls is that at Grandpa’s house somebody wins, but nobody loses.
I mean, think about it. In real-life sports, the focus is on celebrating a win. There’s gold, silver, and bronze, but no humiliating last-place ceremony.
Even head-to-head events like football are about high score, and if the other team is interviewed, it’s all about analyzing events, not about rubbing their noses in failure.
At Grandpa’s house somebody wins, but nobody loses. Well, actually everybody wins, because we had a good time together!