the times they are a-changin
My grandmother made this memory/matching game. I have vivid memories of playing with her. She always lost and as a child I wasn't sure if she did it on purpose or if indeed my memory was better than hers.
I've played it many, many times in my life. More than I can count. I've taken a bit of pride in my memory. Just this past summer Abby and Mom and I would play it over and over again when Mom got too tired to do much besides play games. I won game after game after game. I remember saying to Mom that this was just a brief moment in time: A time when my memory is better than both my child's and my mother's.
We have the memory game now. We're playing it in various groupings of our little family. Just moments ago Jack tied my score. And yes, I WAS trying. (I'm not really one of those parents who "lets" her kids win.)
He's 4.5. I was not ready for that moment to come THIS soon.