As a child, my mother and I did not talk heart to heart about the eternal, we did not discuss world problems, my mother did not tell me how things work, she did not read long lectures (if she scolded, then briefly and succinctly), but I still had a feeling that that we were constantly in dialogue. As an adult, I tried to remember what we talked about? What did we discuss when three times a week for forty minutes we got to the music room and back? We were not silent, I remember that for sure. What was discussed during frequent walks in Sokolniki Park? And when every summer we walked along the Crimean embankments in the evenings, did we also chat about something?
Remembered! We played all the time, I loved it, and my mother seemed to enjoy it too! First of all, a game of cities, or words, comes to mind. Although trite, it expands vocabulary and knowledge of geography. I haven't played this game for a hundred years, but I remember that, oddly enough, the words ended with "A" first.
One of my favorite games is danetki, riddles that take a long time to solve, asking the host leading questions that can only be answered with “yes”, “no”, “doesn't matter”. These riddles usually had a detective story, and preferably with a corpse. It created a mysterious atmosphere and tickled the nerves. “The body of a man was found at the edge of the forest, wearing only swimming trunks, fins and a mask. The nearest body of water is 5 km. What's happened?" “Having received a letter from her husband, the woman realized that he had died. How did this happen?
In the mid-90s, being impressed by the charming Valdis Pelsh, we ourselves began to play Guess the Melody. Well, here everything is clear with the rules: they hummed - they guessed. And then we decided to diversify our musical exercises and began to think of each other a word for which it was necessary to remember the song. For example:
- Remember the song that has the word "gloom" in it!
- Splash witchcraft into the crystal darkness of the bokaal ...
On hikes with classmates, of course, we often played the beloved "Contact" with guessing the word by letter. It was friendly. We also played Gardener, which was more heartfelt.
But my favorite game of school years is "Anything for the soul, all gifts are good!" This is the most girly of all word games: the presenter names some item of clothing or accessory, and the other participants try to come up with it and describe it in detail so that the presenter chooses it from all of them.
- I want a ball gown! – said the presenter.
It was in the 90s, so it usually started like this:
- You will have a fluffy pink tulle dress with lace at the hem, a bow on the corset and roses on the sleeves.
- You will have a fitted short dress all in turquoise and pink sequins with an open back and one sleeve.
- You will have a golden dress with a two-meter train and embroidered with precious stones.
The presenter faced a difficult choice...