Last night I had the idea to write a playbook for being a parent.
When you try to get you child to sleep, roll +Luck. * On a 10+, they get right to sleep, no problem. *On a 7-9, they get to sleep, but choose one: it takes a long time; there is much fussing and crying.
When you try to get somewhere on time, roll -Childcount. * On a 10+, you are miraculously on time for once. * On a 7-9, you get there eventually, but choose one: you forgot something important; you missed the best part.
No doubt I will be too lazy to actually finish it, but I love how expressive DW-style moves and playbooks are.
3 thoughts on “Last night I had the idea to write a playbook for being a parent.”
*W principles are a good way to talk about parenting too.
I can’t remember now where I saw it, but someone wrote an agenda and principles for living life that was quite evocative. I’ve written agenda, principles, and moves for myself in various arenas including home and work. If you keep to the *World style of writing, you get something that is simultaneously specific enough to be actionable, and general enough to be flexible. I love it.
I’d say it’s roll + nothing. The gods of tantrums don’t care how tough or cool you are.
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