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Scrabblephobic

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Alex received Scrabble for Christmas (from Santa), and at dinner this evening he suggested we have a family game night – and all play Scrabble.

He kind of learned the basics of it this afternoon when he and Julia (and I, sort of, in a purely advisory capacity) played a practice game.  No scoring of points – just getting the hang of making words in crossword puzzle format.

I was very proud of Alex when he got put down “quail.”

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Anyway, I was glad he suggested Scrabble.  I’d thought he wanted to play one of the many Wii games he and Julia got from family members and Santa, and I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather since yesterday, so I wasn’t really interested in anything physical.

But Scrabble?  Exercise for the brain?  No problem.

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Bill, however, did not share my enthusiasm.

He said that no, he would not be playing any Scrabble.  He had to go shovel the driveway again.

We’re having a blizzard, by the way.

And my husband would rather be outside, in a blizzard, at 7:00 at night, than play Scrabble…

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against me.  😉

3 thoughts on “Scrabblephobic

  1. Well, I disagree with Bill on two levels. Number one, you are FUN to scrabble with- even though you clearly kick everyone’s butt! Number two, why bother shoveling DURING a blizzard? What a waste of time and energy-it’s all gonna get blown over again and again until the winds die down! Silly!!

  2. I can understand Bill wanting to shovel, even though I live where we rarely see snow. It just gets deeper the longer you wait. But is he well enough after his HoHoitis?

  3. Haha – yes, he’s fine now. Very antsy to go skiing this week, too. And you’re right about why he wanted to shovel last night – he cleared off about 4 inches, so there was that much less to do today. But even if we were only getting flurries, he’d have been outside, rather than facing me across the tiles.

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