Yesterday nan and I felt extremely bored, what with waiting for Christmas to arrive and a storm brewing. So I thought we could play a board game. It makes a change from cards (which I am extremely fed up of losing). But I was unsure how nan would cope, there’s a lot of stages to board games and a lot to remember.
But you know what? There was no need to worry, or any reason to have delayed so long. Nan coped brilliantly. She said she’s never played Monopoly before, I am unsure if that was true but she picked it up quick enough. Buying as many properties as she could hold. Then ending up in jail many times which she found hilarious.
Of course remembering what was going on and what she should do next was a small issue but a little nudge and she’d swing back. There was no problem with attention. We played for 4 hours, and I honestly think I got bored before she did.
Nan really loved counting the money. Especially when she had a lot of it. And she did such a brilliant job of giving me the exact amount that I barely bothered checking. The only thing that stumped her was when she had too much money, for example if she only had two 100M’s and I needed 120M. The idea of change was something she couldn’t consider, but that was the only time I really had to “take over” for her.
So please remember, don’t hold someone back because you think they can’t do it. Let them prove you wrong. Think nan with Monopoly, and Finding Nemo with the swimming.
And of course to all of you, have a very Merry Christmas. From both me and nan. I hope you take time out and can get in at least 5 minutes relaxation.
Many festive kisses and hugs xxx