Tuesday, August 11, 2009

WAR!

This was the card game that my daughter wanted to play with me the other day!

I love being able to capture moments like this on my camera! Of course, after so many pictures, she was saying, "Okay, no more pictures!!"

It's so funny playing these games with my kids because they really don't know how to handle losing!! Even my good natured, sweet son, Eli, quit mid-game when he realized he wasn't doing so great! I told them that if they were poor losers, I wouldn't play cards with them anymore.

And you guys thought I was the "fun" mom, right? LOL!!!

I told her, "No cheating!!!" She doesn't even try to hide it. She's purposely looking for a card to beat mine!!
She's happy with her pile of cards! Peace!
Whatcha got??
"I'm doing good!!"
"Uhhh...maybe not!"
"I don't want to play anymore!!"

THAT'S WHEN I HAD "THE POOR LOSER" TALK WITH HER!!

Oh...now that's MUCH better!!!
The moral of the story: "You win some, you lose some..."

43 comments:

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

I love how you use your photos to tell a story!! She is so sweet! Jacob is exactly the same when he loses!
Collette xxxx

Sande said...

That's so life isnt' it?

The play of the game is ours to enjoy because the outcome is His.

Jennifer said...

LOL! Can you come over and have that talk with my husband? He didn't do so well at golf the other day... ;-)

Denise said...

I love these pictures.

Beth in NC said...

Ha. Too cute Alicia!

Stephanie said...

That's so cute! I love that game although it can last hours and hours without end. When Lucas just started playing games he would cheat and I told him I wasn't playing with cheaters :) never really been a sore loser though..he just loves to play.

Jacob will get irritated when other people win though...he'll say just let me win one :) Okay...you didn't have to pull my leg...he's still my baby!

mother goose said...

i love your pictures and your commentating! LOL
It made me laugh when I saw her sad face! not at her but because you are so funny and she is so beautiful. What a good mom to be able to teach your children how to deal with disappointments. Much better to learn through love than the sting of a peer.

Kimberly said...

LOL! I can't get over that first photo of her literally picking through the cards without hiding them, and then her sad face a few frames later. I guess all kids have to learn those hard lessons sometime. ;-} (And a good thing she has a Mommy to teach her!)

Darcie said...

Hardest lessons for kids to learn, huh? Some adults still haven't learned to lose...they could take a lesson from you too.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Cute! We go through that anytime we play tic tac toe with my oldest....he always thinks he should win!

Alicia W. said...

I could sit and play that for HOURS! Love it.

He & Me + 3 said...

That is hilarious. My kids try and cheat too. Love the talk. She is adorable and we love to play cards.

Kathy C. said...

Oh, I love the poor loser photo, lol. Yes, I remember all too well, the instant change between complete happiness and fun to despair and grouchiness...oh my!
Have a beautiful day Alicia!

Carin said...

What a cute post. she has the cutest expressions! We don't let our kids win all the time here either. Too important to learn that you don't always win ( a card game, a soccer game, a part in the theatre, a job when you get older). It's a good lesson and you are a great Mommy!

Sara said...

LOL.... her expressions are hilarious!

Mom in Idaho said...

That's a great post, thanks for sharing a great lesson with all of us.

Lauren said...

hahahaha!! That's hilarious! I used to play war with my sister all the time growing up! GREAT photos!! :)

Jane Anne said...

She has such beautiful expressions. You are so good to play games with her. Thanks for reminding me to do that.

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

She is Adorable!
I love the way you capture everything!
What a FUN post!

Neisha said...

Ahhh, she is so cute. I totally understand her. I hated losing board games, I still do. LOL No one in my family will even play Monopoly with me. I love her shirt BTW...too too cute!

PropellerHeadMom said...

Great pictures! I love the sore loser picture - too cute!

JMBMOMMY said...

She is so beautiful! Cute pics! I bet you really are the fun mom--despite the loser talk :)

Pam said...

What a cutie! My son always wants me to play Monopoly with him. That game is torture to me!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

What a cute post and an adorable girl! Looks like a fun afternoon!!

momstheword said...

Oh cute pictures! I remember having to train our young children to be a gracious winner and a good loser.

They didn't like losing either and would get mad. Then they'd get a good talking to, perhaps a timeout, and then back to finish the game with a better attitude.

Who knew that game playing would be so much work, lol!

I don't know why puppies like to do that either!

Aimee said...

I love that expression after she lost! Cute pictures!

Hope said...

Hi Alicia,

She is beautiful!

I know; that is why I like it when I lose first, so that they have no excuse for complaining when they lose. After all, really it is supposed to be fun just playing the game together. Some adults never get that either. They are really no fun to play games with. But I do feel bad if I ALWAYS lose, which is how some games are for me…but then again, at least I get to make everyone else happy because they do not lose as often or in such a big way as I do!

♥Hope

jen@odbt said...

I know what it's like to play with a cheater ;) She has the best expressions and what a good lesson to learn to. I need to have that talk with my little one too.

Lorrie said...

That is so cute. I love the photos...they are so sweet. What kind of camera do you use?...I'm looking to upgrade.

Mel said...

oh we are learning the same concept in our home as well.

Momisodes said...

Oh she is just darling. My daughter is the SAME way with playing games.

Perhaps you can come over and have a chat with my little girl, too :)

Helene said...

My oldest son is like that too when we play games. He'll start crying if he's losing or if he can't figure it out. I always tell him that it's not about who wins or loses but it's about having fun and playing fair. Think that helps? No....it goes in one ear, out the other!

Cute pics...I love that first one...her smile is so smug!!

blueviolet said...

I played that game all the time as a child! It's fun!

Helene said...

Oh, I meant to ask you do you mind if I put you on my blogroll?? I'm cleaning it up a bit (taking off inactive blogs) and I really enjoy yours so I'd love to add you to it!

Susie said...

Good lesson, Mom:-)

mimi said...

Yep! My boys don't love the losing part much ;)

Krisha said...

Hi Alicia!

That was a great post! I really love how your pictures tell the story. Her sad face was tooo cute!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

She looks like a SERIOUS player!!

Laurencita said...

Oh! what a lovely daughter you have. I think she gots her looks from you.

Lisa said...

very sweet post.
She is adorable Alicia. don't you love when you can mix fun and learning.

Mocha Momma said...

Hi Alicia. Your daughter is so cute. I love her expressions. I love her pink fluffy stuff on her top too.

Thanks for visiting my blog over the last week while I was busy with my mom. Thanks for your words of encouragement.

My mom is doing really good. I'm staying around home for a couple days. I have a job orientation tomorrow.

Things were getting unorganized around here too so I took a break. I figure I drove over 360 miles in the last 7 days. I usually stick around home.

Take care,
Nannette

Dani Joy said...

I don´t even pretend to lose either. LOL.. She looks so much like my niece. wanna see the album of my BIL´s wedding?

http://picasaweb.google.com/jdc4asturias/DavidSWedding?authkey=Gv1sRgCInuh5ay3_PZ6gE&feat=directlink

she is the little girl sitting on the floor with my husband. She could pass for our daughter as well. she looks so much like my middle son. We miss her so much!

Laura said...

I have missed reading your blog, Alicia!!!

I LOVE the look your duaghter has on that 2nd to the last picture! I know it wasn't a "good behavior" expression, but it's so funny and cute!!