June 20, 2005

We're Off to see the Girl Wizard

My boys insisted last year that they HAD to own Monopoly… and not just any Monopoly, but Lord of the Rings Monopoly. They love this game. I play it and of course I’m the banker, and in the end… they end up being a bunch of frickin’ slum lords.

They have fun.

So when it comes time to pick the characters, my 2nd son always wants to be the wizard, Gandalf. Of course. My eldest like to be Legolas, the nimble Elf archer.

Tonight Bones came running up to me shouting, “Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, you get to pick your piece. Sorry, there are only boys left. Which do you want to be?”

Given my choice of Gimli (the troll), Frodo (the hobbit), or Aragorn (the soon to be King), I of course pick Aragorn. Hey, if I’m going to choose, I’d just as soon rule the world, be the best looking, and the smartest.

I look at my choices and I said, “Buddy… who are you? What character did you pick?”

He smiled real big and said, “OH! I’m the girl wizard!” and he bounced off.

I’m looking at his brothers who are doing the equivalent of whistling and looking away innocently and I say, “Reaaaallly? The girl wizard, huh? Let me see this ‘Girl Wizard’.”

I pick it up and it’s Arwen, the girl elf…. I look at my eldest and he says to me in a gruff voice undertone, “You see Mom. The GIRL WIZARD. The GIRL WIZARD!” So, being the bad mom that I am, I play along and say to Bones, “Ohhhh! The Giiiirrrlll Wizard.”


I find out later that he wanted to be Gandalf. So rather than fight him for it, my two eldest sons tell him that he doesn’t want to be Gandalf, he can be the other cooler, better, Wizard. The Girl Wizard.

Yeah, being the youngest has got to suck. That sounds EXACTLY like something TN and I would have done to Morrigan. Exactly.

Posted by Boudicca at June 20, 2005 09:36 PM

This sounds really funny, but I have no idea who these characters are! But picking on the youngest sibling...I don understand that! :-)

Posted by: Sissy at June 20, 2005 10:00 PM

Oh! Sorry! I updated the post by putting who everyone is. I'm sure you aren't the only one. I don't want my readers lost.

Posted by: Boudicca at June 20, 2005 10:06 PM

No, as I said in email, I am sure I am the only moron on earth that doesn't know who they are!

And there was no need to change anything on my ignorant behalf.

You're such a good blog mom! :-)

Posted by: Sissy at June 20, 2005 10:10 PM

Yes, this is exactly something you all would have done to me. Poor Bones, he will always remember these moments of gullibility. Deep scars I tell you.

Posted by: Morrigan at June 20, 2005 11:10 PM

I was the youngest and that happened to me too. But I got them back. I got to stay out later, got the cool stuff sooner. Tee hee... my sisters still complain about it.

Posted by: vw bug at June 21, 2005 07:07 AM

Duping your younger sibling...I remember it well :-)

Posted by: Sally at June 21, 2005 03:36 PM

38 years later, I'm still the youngest.

And my sister still calls me "the baby".

Sisters are so mean :-(

Posted by: Harvey at June 21, 2005 08:24 PM