Sunday, July 5, 2009

Monopoly

I thought I'd introduce Big Kid to the joys of Monopoly tonight and vowed not to go easy on him, so he could learn all about strategy right from the start.

Twenty minutes into it and he owns Park Place, Boardwalk, 3 out of 4 railroads and at least one property in each decent area and is gleefully collecting rent, shrewdly analyzing potential investments and only deciding on purchases after inquiring about potential rental income vs. cost.

I own 3 measly properties and am yet somehow very near bankruptcy.

It's not as much fun as I'd hoped it would be.


P.S. I'm in jail right now.

11 comments:

Cara said...

I love checking in on you and your "big kid" He is a hoot and you parent him very well! He will thank you some day for documenting all of this, just no reality shows..k?
Cara

Jen said...

HA - it always happens in Monopoly - one person lives the high life and the other person goes down the tubes. My husband got so irritated that he was losing so badly one night, that he refused to mortgage his property to pay me rent - refused - ha! I needed the Monopoly police to put him in jail.

Joy said...

Sucks when you Monopoly is crappy like real life.

Great though the BK is a real estate genius, maybe he can fixed the market:)

Kimberly said...

Don't let that punk be banker, he'll swipe some 500's :)

Lin said...

haha...that's why I never play this game.

Somehow, I always end up the poor homeless chick in jail :(

Bren said...

Sounds like you have a mini mogul there! I hate it though when you try to "teach" someone something and they end up kicking your butt!

Lorena said...

All I can say is that you should have known.....

Judy said...

LOL, somehow this does not surprise me!

Ms. Attitude said...

I blame beginners luck on this one!

Jennifer said...

I always loved playing board games as a kid and I couldn't wait until Baby Girl was old enough.... but now. She's too freakin' competitive. If she isn't winning then she cheats. And she's sneaky too. And I'm too competitive to let her win so it is just not a fun thing for us to do.

Layne Street said...

This kills me. But. If competitive Monopoly ever becomes a career option, he will have no one to thank but Mama. With tears in his eyes (Tiger Woods style, Father's Day 2003 or 4 - can't remember)... "This is for you, Mama. Thanks for teaching me everything I know 'bout Monopoly."