Learning how to play Pokemon

This is the trainer kit

This is the trainer kit

Yes that’s right! T wanted to learn how to play Pokemon, he has a friend at school who plays and he said he wants to learn. So, I decided to buy him some Pokemon cards, and boy that was interesting to do. I knew our local Walmart sells the cards there, so I’m standing in the isle looking at all the different cards. Now, if it was Magic the Gathering (MtG), no problem I know what I’m looking for lol, but Pokemon there is so much more it seems like. Finally, I found something that would work perfect for T, it is basically a trainer set, it was only $10. How it is set up, you take the cards directly out of the wrapper, and set it up, the cards are in a certain order, so when you read the book to learn to play it goes all a certain way. Like, the booklet it comes with tells you what card you’ll get and exactly which card to play.

Me and T playing

Me and T playing, book in my hand tells how to play each turn

Today, myself, D & T sat at the table and learned how to play. Now me and D play MtG, but Pokemon is a bit different. So, I was one side and T was on the other with help from D, he was so excited to get started. Close to the end of the game, T was starting to get the hang of it. I’m thinking a few more times with this special deck, and he’ll be able to figure it out. Now, me and D just have to finish figuring it out as well. We told him, once he gets the hang of it we will buy him more Pokemon cards. If your child is wanting to play, I would recommend looking for this, it will help out a lot!

booklet that shows how each turn will go!

booklet that shows how each turn will go!

It was such a proud geek parent moment when he said he wanted to learn how to play cards. It is amazing seeing how T is transforming into something different, he isn’t like normal kids, and I think that’s what makes him more awesome when it comes to certain things. I just wish some people didn’t down him all cause he is different from other kids. But, its okay, he has us and friends that love him the way he is!

Do you and/or your kids play Pokemon or MtG? How old were you when you played and do you still play? I’d love to hear the stories :-)

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My blog is 4 years old!!


Its crazy, this blog is 4 years old as of May 23rd, I originally was going to do a post earlier today, but it was too beautiful outside, we spent the day outside with T. I would like to say THANK YOU to all my amazing followers to my blog. I know I don’t post as much as I used to, but I try to post something. Life and family come first and blogging always last, but I am glad to still have some of my amazing followers sticking around :-) I still plan on keeping this blog up, and keeping it as it says, “Mom’s place of sanity”, it will always be random rants, from parenting, stress, my shop and who knows what else!

Happy Anniversary to my blog!! 4 years and still going!

As a haha funny, click on the following years to read a post from each May 23rd of each year, including my first post! 2011 2012 2013 2014

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Pokemon crocheting


I’ve been getting more and more into learning different things when it comes to crocheting. One night I decided to learn how to crochet something nerdy/geeky. Hopped over to Pinterest, which is dangerous to find so many awesome things. I found a pattern I liked, and decided to make Pikachu. He took me a while, and at times I just wanted to throw it, cause hand sewing is not my thing. But, eventually I got him finished and I am loving it. Even T loves it and keeps wanting to try and take it. What I like the most about him, is that he actually sits up with no support! I also decided to make a pok√© ball, which was pretty easy, if you know how to crochet a ball you can make this.

I am very satisfied with how well my crocheting is coming along. I never thought I would be making all these cute things, let alone crochet at all. Just a lot of practice and some patience :-)

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Wordless Wednesday!


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