It happens almost every night. Sometimes it comes up at dinner. Sometimes later in the evening. Its been used as a stalling to go to bed tactic- the family game of Uno. We first introduced the game to Audrey as “Mommy’s favorite game” because we didn’t know if we could play Candyland ONE MORE TIME. At first it was just a fun game for Audrey, matching the color or number, but over time she learned the strategy behind the game. It was fascinating to watch her experiment with different strategies and examine the results. She learned through experience and observing our moves. There were no words, no “teaching”, but lots of learning. Audrey, learning the strategies of a game, and me, learning and re-learning the lesson that what I do speaks louder than any words could.

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