Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Adventures with Two 12-Year-Old Kids


You probably don’t know this, but I really like kids. Always have. I’m a kid at heart, I guess.

This evening, My First Wife had a buncha women over for one of those “parties” where wives spend half the month’s budget on all kinds of colorful stuff. Two sixth grade 12-year-olds tagged along with their moms. Sam, a handsome young man and Faith, a beautiful young lady.

Like most kids they were smart enough to bring along a pocket-sized electronic game thingy. And they played them sitting next to each other for quite some time. Along the way they talked and acted a little silly, but that means they’re alive and well.

Suddenly the most bizarre thing happened. It has probably never happened in the annals of 12-year-olds. They got bored with their little video devices and started snooping around our closets and such. First they found a big bowl of chips.

Then they found a Scrabble® game. They plopped on the floor and sat cross-legged there for two hours playing Scrabble®!

Is it reasonable to expect such exceptional behavior from modern 12-year-olds? You'll love these kids. I do.

11 comments:

kenju said...

I sometimes play Scrabble with my grand kids, as well as Chinese checkers and Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly!!

Jennie said...

Sounds like they saved you from those chips! I do like having a 12 year old around the house, I must say.

Ralph said...

Board games are so much better than video games. Glad they found the chip okay.
Ralph

Senorita said...

Those kids are awesome ! Scrabble is the best. Smart things !

cassie-b said...

How refreshing. Board games rather than e-games.

Star said...

They always return to the classics! Good post.

Rachel said...

Refreshing to see them lay the video games aside for board games! I love playing board games!

Ily said...

I want those kids to visit me...and never leave!! Those are the kind of friends I want for my girl. :)

jennifer said...

My kids have cell phones and text a bunch. My sister in law managed to get them to put the phones down and learn to play dominos. They were good at it!

Sarah said...

I don't know many 12 year olds who could survive two hours without several electronic devices!

Cliff said...

Refreshing post for sure.
I do have a 11 y.o. here on the farm who will talk football at lenth with you. He's not much into e games either.