remember when he was so little? he's 7 now. i hung out w/ him for a few hours yesterday & after he played hockey on the game system, he wanted to play payday.
i told him to set up the board, and he got whiny, immediately saying he didn't know how much money to put out & whatever. i said, "you're 7. read the instructions." he wanted to give up w/o even trying. "i can't, i don't know what they say, it's too hard!" he hadn't even looked at the instructions to TRY. so i told him to TRY, and if he needed help, i'd help him. but he had to TRY first.
he grabbed the instructions & was trying to be whiny again, and i just looked at him & smiled & told him not to whine & he smiled & laughed. he brought the instructions over to me & sat on my lap & tried to whine his way out of reading, but it was like fake whining. *laugh* like, testing. how much whining will aunt carrie take? answer: NONE, buddy. ;)
so, we find the place where it tells how much of each denomination to set out & he starts reading. he is a REALLY GOOD reader. he only stumbled on two words (denomination being one of them) & his little voice was so clear and smart! : ) even missing his two front teeth. *grin*
we played payday & i won by a couple thousand dollars & then his dad got home so he hung out w/ him for a bit. and then gramma got home & we played a game of yahtzee. :D
leyton won that one!
it was a good night & i'm glad i got to hang out w/ my little man, since i'd been sick all week & hadn't hung out at any of my other plans for the week!
and now it's less than a week til NASHVILLE! i'm super excited, super nervous, but i did this before w/ sherri so i know i can do it again. and there will be the parthenon and meeting my newest little cousin to boot. yay! : )
and now, back to The Gamble. this puppy is HUGE (644 pages) & i have like 140 pages to go. : )