Sunday, July 23, 2006

It makes me laugh...

...that a highlight of the week away at church camp last week for Son1 (age 10 1/2) was learning to play poker. Um, er, okay. We're Episcopalians, after all, but I definitely heard several other parents at pickup on Saturday saying, "So you learned to play poker at church camp?!? Um, er, huh!" This session was for kids who had just finished 3rd through 5th grade, and it turns out several campers and at least one counselor had brought poker chip sets and cards, and kids were playing during free time, as best I can tell. Um, er, huh!

...that last night my husband, who plays poker with friends on occasion and plays online poker as well, backed up Son2 (6 1/2) and coached both boys as Son1 taught little brother to play Five-Card Draw and Texas Hold 'Em. I continue to be struck dumb at this, but I DO remember playing penny or matchstick Five-Card Draw with my brothers when I was perhaps Son1's age or a smidge older. Um, er, huh!

That's what makes me laugh tonight. Though I would prefer Hearts, Euchre, Spades, Cribbage, or Gin Rummy. If they can master the rules of poker, maybe it's time to work our way up through our book of card game families to some of the games *I* like to play. I'm fairly terrible at poker, as best I recall.

1 comment:

The_Add_Knitter said...

How funny! My girls were at church camp last week and all they learned how to do was macrame!!