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About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
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Finish what we started?
Uploaded: Mar 31, 2016
Earlier this year we started playing Safeway's monopoly game. I thought it could be a fun activity for our son. It ended up not being as little kid-friendly as I had hoped.
After a big grocery shopping trip we can easily end up with 20+ game tickets, each with 4 game markers. While our son could separate these pieces on his own, it gets very repetitive and frustrating when they rip.
We've now filled up most of our board so we are currently getting a lot of repeat pieces. It's not very enjoyable to go through a pile of game markers only to end up throwing them all away. Sometimes I can get our son to play a matching game or other quick activity that I come up with on the spot, but it rarely seems worth the time and effort.
At the moment I'm phasing out the monopoly game from our shopping experience (one easy way is to just shop elsewhere).
Is your family playing the monopoly game? If so, are you going to finish what you started?
What is it worth to you?
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