I haven’t written in what seems like a really long time and for that I am sorry!
We’ve enjoyed life!
I promise to update you on everything but in the meantime, let me tell you about board games.
In our house, we play board games following rules we make-up!
The rules on the boxes are normally a little too complicated for Emily. Games for younger kids, she can manage but games for teenagers/young adults are another story.
Some games we don’t play, others, we give Emily more time or play with our cards on the table…
This works perfectly for the 3 of us but enters cousins and other relatives, it gets complicated again.
It’s difficult to explain to younger cousins why Emily can’t do things like they can. I don’t want them to look at her differently, I want them to get to know her. Once you know her, the struggles and challenges are secondary.
First, she’s Emily. Yes, she has cri du chat syndrome but she’s Emily!
Back to our game night.
Last year, we discovered “Headbanz”. Emily’s cousins were all younger than her and speaking French. They were faster than her and understood what they needed to do.
Last week, we played again.
This time, we all had a blast.
The fun part was when the cheating started. None of them were subtle about it. All of them did it and the dads joined in.
We played a game! All of us! Regardless of our age differences. From 2 to 42 years old, part English and part French. Some cheating… And lots of laughter.
We played a game!
For most, this is a simple feat. For us, it was amazing.
To see Emily having so much fun was heart warming.
So, we bought another game.
It’s just the 3 of us. Everybody else is gone home… So we played our way and discovered that Emily can draw!
We are still discussing this last one!
What do you think?