We watched Back to the Future on my birthday because… well, do I really need a reason?
The plot gave me an idea for a simple game: Child travels back in time and she has to convince Mom and Daddy to make the right decisions so that she can be born. In the movie, Marty has to convince his mom and dad to get together before he disappears from the family photo. So, I wrote down Child’s name (3 letters, though your child’s name may be longer) and made the 5 cards below. The aim was to try and get the card with the date of Child’s birth before all of the letters in her name got erased.
Example timeline cards
Daddy starts working in the jungle.
Daddy decides to work in his uncle’s garage
Mom comes to Ecuador.
Mom is thinking of accepting a job in India
Mom decides to go to the jungle on vacation.
Mom goes to the beach
Daddy and Mom decide to get married.
Daddy and Mom break up.
Child is born