Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Kids Day 9

These haven't been consecutive days; there were 5 followed by a break, and then 3 with a long weekend before the next one (yesterday). And it hasn't really been 9 days, just 9 scheduled days because 1 was cancelled last week.

There is one more scheduled day to go — on Friday of this week.

Since that first week or 5 days, during which there was much bike riding, we have been thwarted. Mostly it has been too hot, but there have also been other factors. Yesterday, for example, we had hoped to get out very early before the worst of the heat, but it was wet on the trails due to overnight rain.

So we didn't ride — again!

But we did do something new. We introduced them to cribbage.

Cribbage is somewhat of a family tradition, I mean if you look far into the past. Sue's dad and his dad would play for hours, and I have played with both: Sue too as well as other members of the family.

She is 11 and he only 9, and it's a difficult game to get onto, but we played partners and were able to talk them through a game. They seemed to be getting it at the end.

Another tradition is taking them to Tims for a lunch or snack. We usually manage one trip per session. I gave them the choice of McDonalds or Tim Hortons and was a bit surprised when they chose Tims: bagels over burgers and fries for them.

to be continued


Marie Smith said...

Happy grandparents any time the kids are around!

Mara said...

You have a curly cribbage board? I have never seen that before.

I think I might have played once or twice when living in England, but I never really got the hang of it, nor the patience to do so!

Mage said...

Flat out delightful. We play cribbage here too.

A Cuban In London said...

I just love that last pic. It's got everything: love, humour, affection. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

MARY G said...

I have played cribbage since childhood. So did my kids. We introduced Miss G early and, to her endless delight, she skunked both me and her aunt once she got onto it. Sigh.

Jenn Jilks said...

Happy tales!