Friday, July 18, 2008
Am I sucker or what? How could I resist such an offering? Well I couldn't, Stitch-opoly is a board game that will keep you "in stitches". I don't usually succumb to buying things that we don't need just because they look good. It's not that I have superb self control or a well developed sense of ethics. The truth is my purse can rarely afford it, but today when my eldest daughter came running up to me in spotlight brandishing a purple box and saying, actually yelling so that the other customers thought there must be a fire, "mum we have to get this" I was almost sold just because the box was purple.
Half sold already I turned over and read the blurb and then even the $49 price tag didn't cause more than a slight hiccup. Food is so over rated anyway, and it will be good for us to walk until next payday won't it? Just as well it's not that dire but I wouldn't usually be so frivolous.
The blurb says "stitch opoly is a new board game that lets stitchers share their love of needlework with their family and friends and have fun doing so!
You collect needlework techniques and become an expert stitcher by buying and trading different needlework stitches. Then build your own needlework studios and run your own needlework business.
Just make sure you don't pick the 'your stitching is not centered' game card or you'll have to go directly to 'pull out thread' without passing 'start stitching' and becareful not to lose your needle or you'll also lose a turn."
There wasn't time to do more than drool over the contents back home. Tomorrow we are off rollerblading in the morning and then we'll play in the afternoon, all my daughters are pretty excited at the prospect. I love it when pleasures are so simple and I can feel that I might just have a handle on this parenting lark. We did invite the big bad troll to join in but somehow I get the impression that it's not his game.
Anyone else fancy a game?