Many a time I have had to be the sick animal patient as my children pretend to be Doc McStuffins. I’ve been everything from a bear with a prickle bush in his side, to a dragon who can’t seem to breathe fire. And after about ten minutes, I usually wish I had just bought them a pony or something so I’d never have to stick my tongue out while various miscellaneous unclean tools are shoved inside of it.
So this weekend, I came up with the world’s most brilliant game.
I probably should receive a national parenting award for this one.
It’s called “Hotel.”
Here’s the concept:
You find a very large comfy couch with your favorite blanket, pillow and a book you’ve been dying to read for months.
You move it close to the play kitchen.
You put a bell on the pillow next to your couch.
You then tell them that you are a guest at the hotel and they need to be your hotel staff.
Then, you spend the next 40 minutes being waited on while you read your book on the couch and ring a bell every few minutes so they can come clean up your Little Debbie Snack Cake. You close your eyes while they sing horribly out of tune lullabies to you but it doesn’t matter because your eyes are closed. I repeat – for five minutes you ACTUALLY get to close your eyes.
And that folks – is hotel.
The world’s best game you can play with your kids.
I’m working on a patent for it shortly.9 Comments