How To Play

“Mommy, will you play cars with me?”

The dreaded words. It’s not that I don’t like playing with my son. It’s just that it’s hard!! There’s RULES. It’s taken me a number of years to figure it out. So I’m passing on the wisdom:

1.  Don’t sit on the couch or a comfy chair. You must be on the hard floor, even if you lose feeling in parts of your body.


2.  Sit and wait to be handed a toy. Don’t dare try to pick up a car without being handed one!


3.  Wait for them to explain the story that you will act out. And never, I repeat, never try to freestyle and create your own plot.

4. When your part is over, wait patiently for your next direction. Do not try to leave.

5. Make sure other participants follow these rules. Law breaking will not be tolerated by anyone.

If you follow these simple rules, you can have a successful play session, and you might even earn the right to choose your own car next time, or the voice you use to talk.

Good luck!

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