Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Boredom Buster-Edible Checkers

Just after lunch I overhear Bob and Maria deciding on what board game to play. Maria picks checkers..all good so far...then Bob asks do you want to play with chocolate chips??? Mom radar goes off...whip my head around to see a very exuberant husband looking for the last of the Ghirardelli chips and Miss Maria hunting for the mini semi sweet chips. This mom shrugs her shoulders and grabs a camera.

Bob decided this game is a great idea not only because you get to eat the chocolate as you play but also there are no pieces to put away when you are finished. I love his reasoning...so go raid your cupboards and seek out the left over Christmas candy, Bob would be thrilled if he finds his game takes off.

It has been a big day so far, I think there are about 10 inches of snow outside. The powers that be closed the schools and the university so we are all home. We took the kids tubing at the park before lunch and I'm sure snowman building will commence before dinner.

I hope you are all staying safe and warm through this winter white out.



MisfitGirl said...

What a brilliant idea, eating the playing pieces. Like I need another excuse to eat chocolate. Bravo.

Dorthe said...

I`m sure my grandchildren will love this great idea, Angie,,
so sweet photo you have taken,-and it looks like your weather is just the same as it is here in Denmark, snow,snow and more snow.

SharDon Exclusives said...

What a lovely idea! So effiecent too. Smart men are hard to find, ya' know...lol
Have a great time with that cute little girly girl...
p.s. One couldn't sell the idea that the earth is getting warmer to all those that are snow bound....lol

J said...

Apparently everyone is getting snow but me! Send me pics of the snow people when you have a chance.

marie said...

Love this idea!!I'll be saving this one to use with my grandbabies when they'r old enough to play! Tell Bob good job!!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hi Angie! How've ya been??? What a cool, yummy idea. That would go over HUGE here at my house. I can't keep my boys out of the chocolate chips. I have to hide them. Today, V'day, would be a great day to play the "Chocolate Checkers Game"!

Thanks for sharing!
Have a Happy Heart Day

Anonymous said...

My kids would love this idea...wouldn't it also be fun with peppermint candies...the red and green kind! bad, bad, bad for the teeth though!


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