Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This game of life

I always loved playing the game "Life" as a kid. Stop here and get married. Roll for presents. Stop here and add a baby boy! Congratulations! Roll for presents! Roll for a career! Pay taxes! Ending up at Millionaire Acres....Ahh good time!

However, I think a more realistic version is necessary, how about adding -

Child diagnosed with asthma - pay $100 for medicine, $15 for office visit, be annoyed because child used nebulizer attachment to pretend he is Statue of Liberty....

Child comes down with strep throat for second time in two months, spend your day gathering school assignments, additional office visit $15, and more meds $10.

Daylight Savings time - Lose 1 hour of sleep, mom and children all cranky for a week. (Lose a turn).

Soccer season starts - Have exactly 1 night at home a week. Spend $100 for easy dinner options.

Mom over-commits herself - pay $100 for anti-anxiety meds.

Mom loses sanity - $10,000 for 6 months of inpatient treatment.....

(Disclaimer - Any resemblance of these to my own life is ABSOLUTELY intentional!)

9 comments:

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Ah, yes, the game of Life! Sure was a lot more fun "playing" than living it out!

Great post!

Wish I couldn't relate! :0)

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Mom on the Run said...

I can totally relate to this as of late.

Us mom's need more need to laugh at this kind of stuff more often!

Tracey said...

Life never quite turns out how you imagine it to be! It always evolves around money!!
Tracey x x x

Rachel said...

What a great post. The game of LIFE is truly misleading. I so thought I would have it made when I got older. Hmph!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Awwww...to be young and naive again. We took Hudson, our 4 month old to the dr today for a check and he has another ear infection. The 3rd in 2 months. I wish winter would go away and take all the germs with it!! Hope everyone in your family gets better and your sanity returns.

Sturgmom said...

Ah, yes. No plastic babies or fake cash here. REAL life isn't nearly as fun as the board game!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Hmmm...it seems like I might be staring into a mirror as I read this post. However, it never dawned on me that all my problems are very similar to a board game. I swear I learn everything I need to on the internet.

So how do I score a Get out of Jail free card? Or is that Monopoly? :)

-Francesca

The Blonde Duck said...

LOL! I think I like the original better!

Housewife Savant said...

This is a hoot.
I'm over from SITS and reading my way through your posts...
Great blog!