So last Saturday, we explained the game to Zoe and Brett, Mom and I chose Pete. Zoe starts eating the Cheerios. Brett asks my mom (who is famous for buying things on Ebay, at garage sales and GoodWill), "Is this a new game?" We weren't sure why he asked, mom said yes, and Zoe kept eating the Cheerios. Finally, she finds Pete and we say, "Don't Eat Pete!". Zoe smiles and laughs a little and then bursts into tears. It really was funny and I wasn't sure whether I should laugh or feel bad as she was clinging to gramma.
So, we tell Zoe that it is going to be okay and daddy is going to try it too. He seems hesitant and we aren't sure why. I am giving him looks trying to tell him to just do it, my mom was excited to try this game with Zoe. He asks my mom, "Where did you get this game?" I am trying to see if my mom is offended and not sure how to intercede. Then Brett points to the box that the cheerios are in (they are attached to the game book) and there is a sticker that says, "January 2001". I giggle and show it to mom, hoping she isn't going to be offended, and she giggles too. She says, well, I got it on Ebay. It was pretty funny. So what does Brett do? He goes on to try not to eat Pete of course. He did very well and when we shouted "Don't Eat Pete" Zoe cried anyway because we were yelling at Daddy.
That was the end of our Pete Eating that day but we did try again Sunday and Zoe liked it better, kind of, she still got pouty and I thought she was going to burst into tears but she held off for a couple of rounds before she finally lost it again.
But, what a dad to eat stale cheerios anyway just to soothe his daughter and show appreciation to his Mother in Law for a gift she brought. :)
Gotta love that guy!