One of the awkward joys of being a divorced father, is only seeing your kids every other weekend. Who I am kidding? It outright sucks not living with my children. This past weekend was my time with my kids, and it was GREAT!
The Highlight of the weekend happened on Sunday night. While I was cooking dinner my 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter were playing Magic. All of the sudden my son comes to me all flustered and upset. “Dad it is turn four. I am on the play, and she has FIVE lands in play!”
I blink “Really???”
He responds with “Yes! Really!”, in a very angry tone.
In a flat unamused tone I say “Let me guess Two Explorers, right?”
Not being familiar with the MTG meme reference, he looks at me very confusingly ponders for a moment and says sheepishly “yes….”
I shake my head and wave arm pointing towards the table “Go back and just play your game. This is Kitchen Table REL, so just forget about it. Play the game and have fun”.
“But, but Dad….”
“No buts about it. GO! Judge level Dad has spoken. And no you may not appeal to the head judge. Now go!”
He scampers off, where his B/G infect deck soundly whooped his sisters mono White deck. The whole time I was trying not to laugh. After he went back to the table I had to leave the room, where I busted out laughing. I was very impressed with the fact that he came up with the phrase “I was on the play”, I have never said that term around him. Also I was impressed with my self that I came up with “Kitchen Table REL” on the fly.