Draw Something. It's Not For Toddlers.

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My new favorite game.

I can thank a couple of my friends for turning me on to my new obsession: Draw Something. It’s knocking Words With Friends out of the park, y’all. I’m kind of obsessed.

For those who don’t know it, it’s kind of an online Pictionary, without the paper wasting, and the yelling. Well there’s some yelling, but no one can hear me say “Sky! House! Picket fence! Tornado, tornado!!” except the people with whom I live.

My husband could care less, but the 3.75 year old’s interest is peaked.

“Mommy, is that a game?”
“Yes. It’s for grown-ups.”
“Are you drawing?” (He’s looking at my friend’s stick figure Medusa)
“Yes, kind of…”
“I want to draw.”
He grabs my phone.
“No! This is not for…you can’t…we’ll get you a piece of paper.”
“I want to draw on your phone!”
“How about this?” I start up a toddler app that has a drawing board, but Shnook is smart. He sees it’s not the same thing.

Although my drawings look like a toddler made them, this game actually isn’t easy. I spent a good long time guessing my friend’s excellent “Waldo” drawing, but could not come up with anything. I kept trying to look for the letters “D-O-R-K” or “E-I-G-H-T-I-E-S.”

I didn’t get that one, but even still, I’m having a blast. By the way, last Monday at Shnook’s swim class, one of the moms next to me was playing. While I love my WWF, this is a nice switch and I love playing with actual friends because you can see what they’re drawing and their process.

So, Shnook is going to have to wait a few years before he can Draw Something. This game is just for Mom.

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