My son and I were playing Candy Land this morning. Now who doesn't like a good competition or game of chance for a diversion once in a while?
I didn't check the clock when we started, but I knew it had been well over an hour. And we were almost no closer to someone winning than we had been 45 minutes earlier.
Somewhere, on the "Other Side," some guy named Milton or Bradley or Hasbro was laughing his head off every time I got sent all the way back to that gol' darn "Peppermint Stick Forest."
I couldn't take it any more. We had to do something else, so I used a variation of a trick I heard Grandma perform the other day. She "found" some "magic passes" in the refrigerator that gave her and Benjamin free passage to the "Candy Castle."
I "found" a "magic rule" in there. It was a proclamation by "King Kandy": " … anyone who shall draw a purple card shall skip all the purple squares and proceed to the very last and shall have the privilege of entering Candy Castle!!!"
Well, you know what happened. Draw. No purple. Draw. No purple. Draw. No purple. Draw. No purple. Draw. No purple. Draw. No purple . . . .
I had to rig it. When he was looking away — Benjamin, not King Kandy; even the King was getting bored — I slid in a purple card ripe for one of his upcoming turns.
Hurrayyyyyyy! Benjamin is victorious!! And we all win a chance to do something else.
Myself, I'm really looking forward to doing the dishes.