Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chutes & Ladders

Chutes & Ladders

It’s one of those venerable kid's games necessary to complete the childhood experience in America. And I hate it. At least, I did this morning. This morning, I realized that my patience for this potentially endless game is declining in direct proportion to my age.

It might be more accurate to say that I hate box #49.

Why box #49, you ask? Why not hate box #32 or #57 or #98? Well, because this morning I landed on box #49 five times. FIVE TIMES. And do you know what happens when you land on box #49?

You slide down to box #11.

From box #11 you must head to the left, where you inevitably land on box #16.

When you land on box #16,

you must slide down to box #6.
On the bottom row.
On the very. Last. Row.
Five times.

And that means that I have to spend an entire day listening to trash talk from the seven-year-old who managed to climb to #100.

It’s gonna be a long day.

While you are enjoying my pain, get ready to play “Where’s the Wreath?” The contest begins tomorrow. You can read about it HERE and HERE. Good luck!


TobyBo said...

Chutes and Ladders is Bad. But CandyLand is downright evil. The Molasses Swamp is as bad as the Slough of Despond Pilgrim encounters in his travels.

Sadie said...

I was okay for a game or it is definitely not a favorite game. If our board is the is #48 and #49 that I never seem to get through and if I do....I usually land on #87 and have to go way way back.....but at least I don't cry and pout about it like some other little players in my house....

Michelle said...

Ouch!! I feel your pain!! And the worse part is that the kids gloat!! And dance and shout with joy to see me move all the way down to the bottom of the board.

My other game of torture is Monopoly. Trey gets Park Place and its companion and then puts hotels on them!! I usually land on them every time around the board, which means I'm out after two times around.

Good luck and hope you win a game!

Kellie said...

C&L ranks right up there w/ Candyland on my "Games I Never Play w/ the Kids" list.

JH has the other kind of hernia, located a little south of his bellybutton. His bb will stat intact.

Twisted Sister in Christ said...

You're posting about kiddy board games, and I'm trying to build a life size one of Candyland for our church fall festival. Our new Youth leader is twisted. No wonder we get along. Got any old colored sheets you don't need?
How early are you posting the wreath? Do I have to get up with the chickens?

CrossView said...

All children's games are evil. They are designed for adults to lose. I don't know how they've done it, but they have....