Scrabble is our family game
it’s our favourite game to play
Swivel base for the board,
loose bag holds the letters,
a specific scrabble dictionary,
cheat sheets for smaller words

Usually slow relaxed games
as we read between our turns
two are usually the clear winners
as they monopolise the scores
hogging the triple letter squares
scoring fifty for using all letters!

Whoops … the prompt was Squabble

Children squabble in the playground over petty little things
but some adults also like to squabble often with their partner
Squabbles are so childish and such a waste of energy!

Discussion or debate preferable as each listen to the other
then genuinely communicate about the actual issues
This is a mature and constructive connection, respectful!

So if you hear a squabble whatever the squabbler’s age
break it up with humorous distraction, try an awful joke
don’t take sides or get agro, disdain is all it deserves!

Scrabble is the better game, leave squabbles alone!