290. Tell one story about your mother's favorite pet.
291. What was your favorite board game growing up? Did you ever cheat?
292. Describe an unexpected trip that you've been on. Where did you go?
293. What was the name of the street that you grew up on? Were there any neighborhood traditions? Were you close with your neighbors?
294. What is one of the best gifts that you've ever received?
295. What is your favorite holiday? Why?
296. Have you ever been to the circus? How old were you? What do you remember about it?
This week I'm going to do 291. My favorite board game growing up.
Growing up we had several board games. My sister LOVES Monopoly - and I don't mind it, it just seems to take forever to actually finish the game. The last time I played it with her we were playing for HOURS and there was still no winner...so we ended up just leaving.
When I lived in Gatesville, my best friend's parents played a game called Bump, kind of like Chinese Checkers meets Sorry. You have to get all of your marbles home, but if you get jumped your marble has to start all over again and race around the board.
Life is also one of my favorite board games. My sister and I first got the game when we were kids (maybe for a holiday or birthday - I can't really remember). I thought it was great, that you got to move a character through careers and family choices...and whosever had the most money at the end of the game won. There was one catch - I always cheated. I always wanted to make the highest salary. I always wanted to have the biggest house. And I always wanted to win the game. My poor, unsuspecting little sister was always my victim and never won.
When we got our tablets, my sister and I both added the Life app to them. Needless to say, I sometimes win but can no longer cheat. That doesn't stop me from cheating like a fiend whenever I play that board game though.