Last week, we started something truly awesome with our children, something we've been waiting to do with them for years.
A D&D campaign!
Paul is doing a great job of tailoring it for the kids, making it challenging but not boring, and also bending the rules an awful lot so it's more fun. They rolled up and named their characters, and Peter kept asking, "So this is on the computer, right?"
"Okay, so it's a board game then?"
"No, Peter. It's in your head."
"Wait, I see dice... where is the board again?"
"Peter, just sit down and watch!"
(five minutes later, Peter has a revelation)
"It's ALL IN MY HEAD!" Mind. Blown.
We've had an absolute blast playing with the kids; they are so creative and funny and have great ideas. Instead of rolling up a new character, we brought back a VERY old one of mine from back in the day. The kids got such a giggle out of Brüna Stonginthearm and her dubious accent that we had to bring her back by popular demand. The sketch up top was doodled during one evening's campaign on a too-small piece of paper (which accounts for extra-shortness of our taller characters). I should post the version Angela colored in, everyone is wearing an awful lot of orange, for some reason. Just the thing for, you know, blending in and taking the enemy by surprise.
You know what they say; the family that plays together...
...stays together. At least, we think so.