Walking the Plank

@ellie333 (21029)
June 3, 2010 4:45pm CST
My son is on half tem at present and as I work he goes to a childcare school. Today he came home as a pirate, hat, sword belt and a skull and bones tattoo bless (face paints really lol) Well has gone and told neighbour she is being a pirate too tomorrow after childcare bless - so come on me hearties who is out to play and who is gonna get to walk the plank? What silly games do you play with the kids? Do you enjoy - doeas it bring back memories of you playing as a child? Huggles. Ellie :D
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@lazybum5 (51)
• United States
3 Jun 10
Awww this reminds me of when i was in 2nd grade. I remember playing pirate with my friends. We would look for the mutinous traitor on our ship and make him/her walk the plank(slide). And if he/she refused then to the stocks(fence with pretty big holes).
@ellie333 (21029)
3 Jun 10
Hi Lazybum, Welcome to myLot,well we got big people too playing should be quite a laugh. Off the stocks wiv em lol ooh arrrgh me hearties. lol. Huggles. Ellie :D
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
4 Jun 10
Ho Ho Ho! Ye've brought back pleasant memories, matey! Pirates was one of the favorite games when my son was growing up. It was only topped by pretending we were treasure hunters. When my son was six or seven, we were attending a gem and mineral show, where there happened to be a booth for gold hunters. We actually joined a local chapter of the group, and for the next 10 years or so, our hobby became gold panning and treasure hunting. He actually has a small bottle of the gold that we panned in New England streams. After Jurassic Park came out, of course we became 'paleontologists' during a weekend camping trip. In searching through rocks in a riverbed, my son found one that was roughly the size of a football. It was a very dark stone, but it had whitish markings on it, that to us looked like it might be a fossil. After getting back home, we took it to the paleontology department at a local college, where we were lucky enough to meet the director...and it was a slow day. He took my son 'under his wing' and spent quite a bit of time with him. The stone that we'd brought in wasn't a fossil, but it was an andalusite crystal. They form at the base of volcanoes deep in the earth. The director estimate the age of the rock we had at approx. 400 million years old. Twenty years later, my son still has it. And he still goes gold panning when he gets a chance.
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 Jun 10
Hi Catdla, I tried responding to this and wrote a reallylong piece and also uploaded a pic and it said I had used words that violate couldn't see where but lost the lot in cyberspace. We go fossil hujnting too as live on the edge of the Jurrassic coast and we did manage to find an amazing ammonite3 which ismillions of years old, it was a photo of this I was trying to upload but will have to do without now. We hide sweets in our pirate treasure hunt but gold panning sounds fun but no where here for us to do. That crystal sounds awesome that your son found and pleased to hear that he still has a keen interest. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Never say never on the gold hunting. I found a website that might interest you, about that hobby where you live. http://www.detecting.org.uk/html/Back_Garden_Gold_Panning.html Would have loved to see your ammonite3 fossil. Sorry the picture wouldn't post.
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 Jun 10
Oh thank you so much have added the site to my favourites so I can go in and have agood hunt (soz about the pun lol) about gold hubnting. I will try to upload pic again. Weird as when I first found it and done adiscussion about it it took me about five attempts as each time lost all I had written soit may be the picture that was causing probs. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Darkwing (21590)
5 Jun 10
Bless... I'll bet he really enjoyed that. I can't remember what I used to play with my kids, but I was housemother in a children's home for a few years, in Brighton. The kids loved to walk over to the big park... Wild Park... and we used to have roly-poly races down the hill, and play football. Of course, I got roped in! Quite enjoyed it in fact... until the day I wore my nice new, yellow jeans over there, and wore a hole in them, rolling down the hill. That was a sad day for me! lol Brightest Blessings my friend... hope you're well.
@ellie333 (21029)
5 Jun 10
Hi Darkwing, All is good. Oh roly poly down the hill, love it, used to do that down Box Hill when I lived inSurrey - great fun. Let the children play eh! Huggles. Ellie :D xxx
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@Darkwing (21590)
18 Jun 10
Wow.. that's some steep hill... no? lol You sure all is good? I just came from your other discussion!
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@ellie333 (21029)
18 Jun 10
VERY steep but lots of fun - other than being spaced out on the medication doc gave me yeah I am fine just getting annoyed with it being one thing after another but it will turn around as it usually does - only a season eh! Huggles. Ellie:D
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@Memnon (2173)
17 Jul 10
No children myself, but I can't remember any games with our parents. My partner used to play games with her son when he was small: and I think it's great that you are taking part!
@ellie333 (21029)
20 Jul 10
Hi Memnon, Thanks, shame you can't remember any from your own childhood though :(. Huggles. Ellie :D
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
5 Jun 10
My little granddaughter is coming for a visit this afternoon....she love blowing up balloons and playing volleyball or kickball...in the house. So this takes care of any breakage problems. We also do some crafts? I should say ALOT of crafts....blowing bubbles too if the rain actually quits!
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 Jun 10
Oh Jill I just love blowing bubbles, I think I am a big kid at heart, love seeing all the rainbow colours ijn them on a sunny day and running round trying to burst them. You have fun with your grandaughtr. Huggles. Ellie:D
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
5 Jun 10
I have played from hopscotch to hide and seek with my daughter and it does bring back memories from childhood that’s for sure. She has a doll’s house that I keep spotlessly clean and I have found my passion for it is greater than hers! Children keep you young that’s for sure! The pirate thing sounds like good fun...
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@ellie333 (21029)
5 Jun 10
Hi Pauls, Playing with dolls houses lol, yes I remember doing the same with my daughter's too. My husband at the time used to build and sell them so I would also help with the production andused to lay the carpet and paint the roof tiles. Oh dolls houses has bought back memories for me too, thank you for sharing. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
4 Jun 10
That is sure cute. My mother was not very happy when we used our imaginations. I do not know why. I loved it when my son, and now my grandchildren imagine such things.
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@ellie333 (21029)
4 Jun 10
Hi Sally, I will have to dig out a scarf to use as a bandanna, he has already made a pirate hat belt and sword bless. It is fun and lovely to do stuff with him, re3ally don't know how he managed to get the adults involved, must have looked with his cute face and said pllleeeeeaaaase lol. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
3 Jun 10
Hi Ellie! So happy to hear that my little "nephew" is enjoying his new childcare! At least you have him kept busy and he is safe and having lots of fun at the same time! Tell him his "Auntie Opal" would love to "walk the plank" anytime!lol Just have to figure out a way to get me there!lol
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@ellie333 (21029)
4 Jun 10
Hi Opal, Your are more than welcome to come play but yes getting here will be a bitof a problem I guess, better get saving for that airfare as he will be grown up and not so little anymore soon. He only goes to childcare during the school holidays but loves it there which is good so I can go to work knowing he safe and having fun. Huggles. Ellie :D
@elvieb02 (696)
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
when i was young my cousins and i used to play being bioman. we used to do role-play and each one of use will assume a character. since there are 5 members in bioman, we choose the color represented by each of the members then we do role play and kicked and punched pillows...hahaha...
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@ellie333 (21029)
4 Jun 10
Hi Elvie, That sounds like fun but I don't know how my son has managed to rope the adults in too with this one lol. Huggles. Ellie :D
@Hatley (157768)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jun 10
hi ellie I am trying to think its been many years myson is 51 tomorrow lol lol. hide and seek and tag and board games,my son was not much into games ,even as a little kid whenever we went to the library the computers on the kids side got a good work out.we did play tag when they were really little and I played in grade school too also team games like redrover and also jumping rope,oh that was big with the girls too.
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@ellie333 (21029)
3 Jun 10
Well Hatley you wish your boy a very vey Happy Birthday from Ellie tomorrow and if he wants to be a pirate tomorrow you let him lol. Seriously though hope he has a splendid day. I am really looking forward to it. Huggles. Ellie :D