I gave her the blanket. We all knew I would. It happened this morning when she tiptoed - scratch that - came stomping into our bedroom at a very early hour complaining of being cold. Of course, she was wearing a summer sundress. Because even if the weather hasn't officially made the full-time switch to spring, my children have certainly made the full-time wardrobe switch. And so I gave her the rainbow blanket, and she was thrilled. So pleased that she's been dragging it around with her from breakfast table to morning games with Harper. It already has some yogurt on it, as I anticipated and strangely kind of love.
And yes, their Monopoly game is still strong! Over the top - their love for it, I don't understand. (I stopped playing it with them this winter, declaring that I found nothing fun about it and would only play if I could pretend to be Bernie Sanders. But they refuse to let anyone break the rules.) You'd think we have no other games, which is so far from the case. Take a peek at the game cabinet here - that photo is years ago, mind you, so it's grown even more since then (the cabinet and the baby girl). I will say though, that the second biggest game in rotation with my crew these days is Wildcraft! - a cooperative 'herbal adventure' game, and one that they reach for just as much as Monopoly. Those two games could not be a more drastic extreme from one another, actually. But oh, I suppose balance is good. It really is.