One of my favorite parts about being a parent is that as my son grows and experiences the world, I am able to watch his wonder and excitement when he experiences something new. Yesterday my family and I stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch. After the meal my son and I went outside and sat in the rocking chairs while he played with one of the checker sets. He was so excited that the pieces could be stacked! I tried to show him out to play but since he is just two, he wasn't overly interested in the actual rules.
So when we left the restaurant he was distraught that we were not taking the checker set home. Mom promised him we could play checkers at the house and use our own set...I was fairly sure we didn't actually own a checker set. Once we arrived home I went to check our game shelf and low and behold we did own a single checker set...a 1977 Disney Checkers.
I had forgotten all about this box. After finding it on the game shelf I do remember that it has been in our family for a long time. Since my son now loves checkers and everything Disney, this was a perfect fit. The most amazing part is that after almost 40 years we are only missing one of the yellow pieces!