And then there are the family visits. And that isn't even counting my parents and niece. We got to have an ever-so-brief visit from Jean and Warren, Terry and Cindy, and their kids Jack and Andy. (Jack's quote and Makili's new favorite line is: I'm the master of stupid stunts and bad ideas.) My yard looked like a trailer park with my parents RV parked there and two more pop-up campers outside to keep it company. We of course were able to sneak in a quick game of Oh Hell after the kiddies were in bed, and of course played by international rules. Simultaneous to that brief visit was a visit from the Romanians - Tamara's sister and family. We hung out with them all together, grilling at the beach, and then celebrating Tamara's niece's 9th birthday! And helped them prepare for a camping trip, which was completely entertaining.
And then Tim gifted my child Parcheesi. And there has been NO looking back for him. It is all Parcheesi all the time.