Engaging Each Day with Action Words

Check. — You will be yelled at.

on November 10, 2013

In a world full of uncertainties, there are only a handful of absolutes that you can count on in this life.

My grandmother’s house is full of a few of these…a few things you can count on.

1. There will be homemade Ma Betty cake and lots of food to choose from.

2. There will most likely be a Chinese Checkers game.

3. As much as she loves you, Ma Betty will NOT let you win this game.

Ma Betty is the most amazing Grandmother. She loves us like nobody else loves us. She dotes on us all and is proud of us and wants us to enjoy the time at her house.

But as much as she loves us, I am here to tell you that she takes her Chinese Checkers seriously.

And by seriously, I mean, it does not matter if you are 5 or 45, she plays to win.

So, my advice to you is this: Do not get in her way. Do not make stupid moves with your little multi-colored marbles.

And whatever you do, do not block her highway and create a traffic jam in the middle. 

When you play my grandmother in Chinese Checkers, I suggest you bring your A game.

Because you can count on it…if you mess it up; if your little blue person gets in the way of her little red person…

You will be yelled at. With love, of course.

As much as she loves you, when it comes to Chinese Checkers…

Just get out of her way.


Today’s Action Challenge: Play a game. What are your favorite board games? Play those with your family and friends. What were your favorite board games growing up? Make sure you introduce your kiddos to those and let them experience a bit of your childhood.

Just play some games. Make some memories.

And…Be like Ma Betty. Play to win.

Let’s all, Go. Do that.

Chinese Checkers

Daily Post Prompt about playing a game…the rules, the relationships and the rivalries.



5 responses to “Check. — You will be yelled at.

  1. […] Check. — You will be yelled at. | mommyverbs […]

  2. Jan says:

    I guess I could play one game with her at Thanksgiving. What could that hurt (except my feelings)! HA

  3. […] Check. — You will be yelled at. | mommyverbs […]

  4. I used to play Chinese checkers with my grandparents. Um, they weren’t as cut throat as your granny!

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