Gamed the System

Me: “Did you enjoy the gaming convention last weekend?”

Little Miss Thing, age 7: “Yes! I love gaming conventions!”

Me: “Really? Aw, that’s awesome. That makes your geeky Dad’s heart just melt with happiness! What was your favorite part?”

LMT: “All the pancakes.”

Gen Con 2016

Me: “Hey kids, what has been your favorite part of Gen Con today? Playtesting the games that haven’t been published yet? Staying in the fancy hotel? All the costumes? All our cool crafting projects?”

Little Miss Thing, age 6: “Riding the escalators.”

Danger Monkey, age 9: “Escalators.”

Me: “The… escalators?”

LMT: “Yes.”

DM: “Definitely the escalators.”

Me: “Those are very expensive escalator rides, I guess.”

LMT: “No, they’re free. I can do it all day.”