Monday, October 8, 2012


I want one of these.  Period.

I have a new addiction.  It's in a close second to my Mt. Dew habit, and if you know me, you know that's damn important.  Anyway, with my iPhone I've come to love - and I mean LOVE Words With Friends.  It's Scrabble.  Lord knows I love me some Scrabble!  Amanda also has it on her iPad, so we always have a game going.

I often hear people joke (and many scoff) that so-and-so texts someone who is in the same house.  Oh the atrocity!  I'll tell you what - Amanda and I play words with friends, and we don't ever really talk about it.

Out loud.

Since it's not a timed game, we play our tiles when we get the chance, never even mentioning to the other it's their turn.  We each know that the other will play when she feels like it, and there's no pressure.

The coolest thing is, you can message each other via the game.  We'll be sitting ten feet apart on our devices, not really paying attention to one another, and *ping* there's a message.  We cheer each other on, we giggle at one another, and we just bullshit.  Even though we are so close in physical proximity, we have our own little intimate conversations, just the two of us.

I love it.

I love getting a little message during the school day that it's my turn to go.  What a cute little connection I have with my sixth-grader during the school day.  She and I can play from far apart and I think it's the coolest damn thing since sliced bread.

I keep saying that I can't wait for Brandon to get into 6th grade so he and I can also play together.  Just our own little games, our own little ways of connecting with each other without the world knowing what we're up to.

So the next time you roll your eyes at someone who messages a loved one from across the room, remember that maybe whatever is in that message is something that, between the two of them, means the world.

You just never know.


Unpublishedl said...

Oh, I do love Scrabble and I've heard a lot about Words with Friends. It sounds like great bonding time between you and your daughter, which as they get older becomes harder to do. I am all for playing games that educate and expand one's knowledge base, especially words.

esbboston said...

I have been texting about food alot with my son. He has got me interested in Vietnamese cuisine, mainly pho.

Brian said...

I play Words with friends with both my boys (and their wives). My wife just doesn't get it. She's a closeted Luddite I'm afraid. If you're ever looking for another game, look me up some time. Of course, we gotta figure out how to do that.

The Accidental Somebody said...

My username is kabieske. Look me up, I'd love to play!