I've been playing a lot of Uno this year. When I say "a lot", what I really mean is that I play at least three rounds of it every day. Barak is four and can't get enough of the game. I think it might have something to do with his delight over the chance he might be dealt a whole handful of "power cards", which is what he calls skips, reverses, draw-twos, and wilds. Or maybe he just likes having my full attention for a bit. We usually play while Lizzy is at school and Sebastian and Henry are napping, so it's just a cozy game between the two of us. Sometimes we also play in the evening, when Lizzy's home. She likes to shout a triumphant "Uno!" as much as Barak does.
Once while Barak and I were playing, he was starting to get sad because I was winning, so I tried to reassure him. "It's okay," I said. "I've only won once, and you've won three times, so you're still winning overall." He paused in the act of playing a card and looked confused. "What overalls?" he asked. Since then, we've decided that whoever has won the most games for the day gets to "wear the golden overalls." Barak, being who he is, likes to try to add a golden sword or two, especially if he's winning (which he usually is). I wish a could capture this time with my little boy and hug it close to me forever. He says the funniest tings and makes me laugh so much. There is no one on earth like him, and I am so grateful to have him as my Uno rival.
James (Jimmy) Delos Huff
2 weeks ago