Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Simple game

I have been waiting for Easter clearance since last year, when I missed it, to make this game. Two packs of eggs cost me $0.89. I owned the Sharpie already. 

First, Martin lined the big ones up. 

And then he found the matches.  I tried to make similar letters on different colors. 

He finishes them all, but he takes a lot of breaks in between letters to roll around the floor and sing the alphabet song again or sit in my lap. 

And sometimes he does this and laughs. 

I wish the colors were not as similar. I should have bought a pack of pinks and traded them out for some of the blues. But otherwise, it works as well as I had hoped. 

And this is probably my Friday post, but if I wait until Friday I will probably forget. So, I am just posting today. :) 


Anonymous said...

What a great game! I'll store that up in my mind palace for the future. :)


faith said...

Don't clutter it up too much or you won't be able to find anything later. I love the mind palace concept. Sometimes Jared finds it hard to believe I don't know some cultural fact or piece of information. My argument is the same as Sherlock Holmes, why clutter up my mind with useless facts and figures. :) Also, I just don't pay attention often. Heh.

Anonymous said...


Is that a book concept or just in the show? I started using "mind palace" as a joke, but then I found that by intentionally storing something away I actually remembered it better.


faith said...

It is a brain attic in the book.
I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that this little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it, there comes a time when for any addition of knowledge, you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
A study in scarlet