Kellan has come up with some funny stuff about games in the past couple of days.
1) This morning I decided to get my workout out of the way early. When Kellan, Larissa and I arrived at Crossfit, a friend of mine also had her 4-year-old with her. Afterwards on our way home I asked, “Did you guys have fun playing together?”
Kellan’s answer? ”No! That girl wanted me to play a game with her and Riss. It’s a game called “House” and it is so dumb. It’s this game where you have like, a mom, a dad, a baby, a kid and you have to pretend you are in a house. Booor-ing! She told me I was lazy because I didn’t want to play.”
Ha! Little did that girl know that Kellan was playing the role of “teenage brother” to a “t”.
2) While we were waiting for the bus after lunch, Kellan was anticipating which kind of recess he would have today. There are two kinds: playground (where all of the equipment is), and “blacktop” (which is exactly what it sounds like).
“Blacktop is the worst,” he instructed me and Larissa, “because all you can play is Hopscotch, but without a rock!”
I don’t know why, but that “without a rock” part killed me. He said it with such a mixture of incredulity and injustice I just pictured these sad kids standing around the Hopscotch grid lamenting the unfairness of being denied a rock.
3) Kellan was explaining some sort of game that is on my iPhone. Basically, the game was not all it was cracked up to be because there is no winner, and according to Kellan, “A game without a winner is lame.”