9.09.2007

Heritage Night


Tonight after Heritage Cheryl taught the children the candy bar game. Everyone sits in a circle with a bunch of candy and one dollar bill in the middle of the circle. A bowl with dice is passed around if you get a One or a Five you get to pick something out of the middle or take from somebody else as long as you remember what they have ( since you can hide it behind your back) It is a real fun game but just imagine what it is like with a bunch of little kids the oldest being 10 and the youngest 2. It was quite a sight, most of the parents were behind their kids telling them who had what and whether or not they got a one or five. The dollar bill was the hot item Cooper started out with it and I think it changed hands 15 times ( that is the only item the kids remembered who had it). Right before the time was up Cooper got the dollar back and two seconds later Jackson finally got a one and took it from Cooper and then the game ended that second. Well of course he broke into tears, it was heartbreaking. Jackson was such a sweet boy and went and gave the dollar to Coop ( his favorite person in the world) luckily he had a candy bar too so he didn't leave empty handed. It was a good game and I think the kids did alright at it. Cheryl has decided to make it a tradition at every Heritage Night, so I am sure their will be a lot more sad children and happy ones.

When Cheryl was explaining the game said that her boys played this every year on their birthdays and that every time Stephen would play he would only pick the candy that no one else cared about and so everytime after it was over he had a ton of candy. That sure sounds like Steve!

6 comments:

The Cummard Family said...

OH WOW...already. And...who's 8? D3 is 10, and Calee is 7?

The Cummard Family said...

I emailed you another picture of you and Jackson.

Mike & Stephanie Wright said...

What a fun game, I will have to remember it.

Kristina said...

Wow! I didn't check your blog for a week and I had to go the the previous page! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I love Crackers--my brother had his wedding reception there and is was SO GREAT!!! Highly recommend it to anyone! What kind of camera did you get? I am dying for a new one and have been looking around. What is Heritage night?? Oh, and it was fun to see a picture of good ol' Justin Carter. I went to school w/him (& Stephen, he prob. doesn't remember me--I was good friends w/his good friend Paul Hawkins) anyways it made me laugh just seeing his picture cuz he is such a funny guy!

j&jwebbfamily said...

My mom just taught my kids that game. It was so much fun.

Suzanne Cummard said...

Too bad I missed out on that one. Ellie told me that she shared her candy bar with Molly, cause she didn't get one. SAD.. but so sweet. BUT... Is that TRUE??
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