Josh found this old version of the French card game Mille Bornes at our local thrift store, and since I am notoriously impatient with card games he decided to teach Ivo how to play instead of me. Ivo was immediately interested because of the cards themselves, showing things like flat tires, firetrucks, and mechanics in jumpsuits tinkering under the hoods of little French voitures. And to my amazement he eagerly learned how to play, following most of the rules most of the time (like his mom). He loves counting up his miles and especially loves shouting "Coup-Fourre!" His only real problem with the game is that he wants it to be more cooperative. Like when Josh plays a Creve card to give me a flat tire, Ivo will just reach over with a Roue de Secours and say, "It's ok mama, you can have one of my new tires." He's about as competitive as his parents, which is to say, not very. But that's ok because it makes family game night a strictly tear-free, no-drama event. Winners and losers aside, we're really all just in it for the giggles and the popcorn.