Five Stories: Day Two ~ We’re Gonna Lose!

Day Two of my five pictures in five days challenge tells the story of one of the first games the children played at my grand nephews 10th birthday party. This is a great game!

The theme of the party was Legos (how very appropriate for a ten-year-old boy, right?) The first game was a Lego relay. You will recognize this game if you are familiar with the egg in a spoon relay race. This version requires you to take the Lego’s out of Red Solo cup A, carry each piece on a spoon and deposit them in Red Solo cup B.

We had three teams. The birthday boy ended up paired up with the youngest, Dylan, who is 3. Allie, their 17-year-old cousin explained the game to Dylan and walked him through his first round but a relay race is complicated for a three-year old and it is made more so by the cheering from his fans. He tried his best.

The birthday boy is a really sweet kid. After all this is the guy who when asked what did he want to do for his birthday answered with “spend time with my family”. But he is a ten-year old boy and like most of us, wants to win. He was very patient with his younger cousin who stuck to him like glue for most of the day but he reached a point of exasperation and declared “We’re gonna lose!”. A few minutes later when Dylan dropped his Lego, Damion turned around and shot his mother this look. It’s one of the rare times I did not see him smile all weekend.

The birthday boy is a little exasperated when his 3-year-old cousin and team-mate drops his Lego and works to place it back on the spoon.

The birthday boy is a little exasperated when his 3-year-old cousin and team-mate drops his Lego and works to place it back on the spoon.

Today I nominate Mrs. Douillard of Thinking Through My Lens. I’ve just discovered this blog and think this challenge would fit well with its format. Of course it is up to Mrs. Douillard if she wants to participate.

This is Day Two of my Five Day Post. Find the rest of the week by clicking the tag Five Stories.

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14 thoughts on “Five Stories: Day Two ~ We’re Gonna Lose!

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  2. my son had a Lego party when he was around that age – and it is so fun – but thankfully we did not have any competition – we gave out baggies of legos and they had to assemble a piece – we included a photo for an idea – and they could take home their baggie. We also had a friend go to the lego store in DC and she knew we were having the party – so she bought these grab bags and brought them for everyone. It was super cool. anyhow, enjoyed your story – and two photos. In the reader there was a looking down in the red solo cup with Lego pieces – very cool too.

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