Nertz . . . are you competitive? Question #48By
I don’t just sit down and play games very much. I tend to get into “work mode” and forget to ever stop and play. I should play more. I’ve got to realize that the kids are growing fast and sometimes the dishes can wait.
Yeah, well…it seems that lately I need to learn that we’ve got to have dishes to eat on and the games may eventually need to be put on hold.
Nertz!! I used to play that all the time with my mom!!! I hadn’t played Nertz for years!!!!!
So we played Nertz. Until way past my bedtime.
Nertz is a very fast moving card game. You snooze you lose.
Yeah, I totally lost. Apparently the years that have gone by since I had played the game took their toll. I am not nearly as fast as I used to be.
BUT, wow did I get into the game. Even though I was losing pitifully…I was determined to keep playing until none of us could stand up any longer.
I realized how insane I had been after the game was over when my darling husband of fifteen years folded his hands across his chest, raised his eyebrows, cocked his head and with a smirk on his face said, “Well. I believe I learned a thing or two about my wife tonight.”
What? That I’m a little more competitive than either of us realized? Oh that.
Maybe he was talking about the time I pointed my finger right in Adam’s face and yelled, “DUDE! WHO do you think has been FEEDING you these good home cooked meals since you got to college, HUH?!?!”
Hey, he kept putting his cards right where I wanted to put MY cards just a half a second before I got to it. The nerve. I still haven’t decided if I’m feeding him again or not. He totally played too well and too fast.
I may have also resorted to a little bit of name calling and in a very whiny voice told a person or two something like, “Aww, you STINK.” (Like, when they got 27 points in one round and I got negative 14.)
I am now addicted to playing Nertz. We’ve been having family games of it in the evenings and the boys and I have been playing every afternoon as soon as we get our work done. These games with my boys are much more my speed, but I’m totally trying to improve my game. Because Adam and BryAnna will be back and we will be playing again and I will win eventually oh-yes-I-will-so-there-Mr. Adam. Bah!
For the record, I have not been calling my children names during (or after) our Nertz games, nor have I been yelling in their faces. (I have, however, been gloating inwardly a little bit about how badly I’m beating all of them. Proves my insanity a bit doesn’t it? Really Laura…you’re proud of yourself for beating your seven year old in a difficult card game? Get a grip.)
My QUESTIONS for you today are: Are you competitive? Do you like games? What are your favorite games?
Wanna come over and play Nertz?