Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Let the Games Begin

We made it to the pool yesterday to cool down from the Florida sun. I settled into a chair riveted by Melissa Faye Green's There is No Me Without You. The typical swim races between Robert and the kids took place and eventually I heard Kristina's protest coming from the shallow end. I looked up to see Kristina standing about midway between Sam and Nathanael who were playing polar opposites.
"What's the problem?" I called over the top of my book.
"Mom, the boys aren't being fair. They won't let me play," Kristina informed me. I saw a drenched tennis ball arc high over her head and be caught by Samuel as Kristina attempted to intercept it.
"Well, what are you playing?" I asked.
"Keep away," Nathanael informed me. I laughed at Kristina's obvious frustration as she hopped back and forth between her older brothers.
"Honey, that's the point of the game. They're trying to keep you from getting the ball. You know - 'keep away'?'
She stopped and stared at me, water dripping from her face, "Well what kind of game is that???"

4 comments:

Buck Family said...

HAHAHAHAHA! That is so funny. And yeah, not a very good game!

Cassc said...

"There's no me without you" is a good read felt like a very fair assessment of what is a very complicated situation.

Anonymous said...

hahaha!!! I agree with you Kristina! Keep away was never any fun. :)
xoxo

Christine said...

My kids play this game all the time and the one in the middle is always the most frustrated. :)