1.24.2009

Yahtzee: Game of Chance OR Game of Character Building?

I have to say, Yahtzee is like a bad boyfriend for me. I LOVE to play Yahtzee, and I really shouldn't. It's loud - I don't like loud, in general. And, the biggest reason for me NOT to play is that I NEVER, and I mean NEVER get the 3rd of ANYTHING I need. I can get a Yahtzee occasionally, but do I win that game? NO... because I couldn't get the bonus on the top half, because I got a 43, not a 63.

If the children (either one, but Yordanos especially) has a 1,2, and 4 and they need a 3 and5 to make their Large Straight, they will get it... every time. I don't even try, when I can't get three stinkin' 1's to save my life. Today Habtamu rolled a Yahtzee... in ONE roll. Yesterday he rolled, literally, 10 Full Houses. Today I rolled a 1,2,5,4,4. I needed three 3's. Oh, yeah.

And YET... tomorrow, when the kids want to play, I will totally play because I keep thinking, "This time will be different, right? I have to win sometime, right? Those dice totally didn't MEAN it when they didn't give me what I needed, right?"

Maybe I need a Yahtzee intervention.

You can ask my children... I am not exagerating about my "bad luck" at dice. They noticed it before I said anything, and now we just laugh when Mommy has to cross yet another item out. If anyone gets a bad roll, they say "Oh. Just like Mommy's rolls!"

Ha ha ha... Ho ho ho... heh heh... um, yeah...

6 comments:

julie ball said...

Yeah, but they're learning...to tease, and lose gracefully, to play again, even if you lose, etc...you're just being a good role model...haha

Katherine said...

I don't think I've ever played that game... Maybe you could teach me. Maybe I could win something... I mean, if you ALWAYS lose, and I play with you, maybe I'm guaranteed a win? Haha!

ABG said...

TOTALLY with you. David and I had to stop playing with each other because somehow my self-worth got attached to my inability to roll a large straight, esp when said husband was getting BONUS Yahtzees...

:)

133Gardner said...

Oh, ABG, I hear ya. We're going to play by the following rules:

1. Yordanos will win.
2. The contest is between the other players.
3. Mommy will never be the winner, even with a Yahtzee.

133Gardner said...

That last comment was from Chris.

Cuz Jill in SD said...

We have the computer version. . . the computer rolls the dice and sometimes I'll actually WIN! But. . .that being said, I sometimes pick a "computer loser" to play against, too- so that's not saying much! :o)