One of the games we played with Grandpa (which we always play when he comes) is pinochle - always double deck. This time we were playing pass three cards - (the winning bidder and their partner get to pass three cards back and forth.) This was my hand in one of the rounds. Now which suit to call as trump? If I called hearts, and my partner had the other ace, we would have 100 points meld. If I called spades, I had a chance at a double run, worth 150 points. If I called clubs, I had a chance at double aces around, which is worth 100, plus I was already holding all four jacks, worth 40 points. I ended up calling clubs because I figured it was more likely he would have the ace of clubs, and I passed him my king and queen of spades and the jack of diamonds, which, combined with what he had, gave us a double pinochle (30 points). He also happened to be holding a double marriage in clubs, which was another 30 points. We ended up melding over 200 points!
Grandpa wanted to get a picture of the three year old in his cowboy hat, but he wasn't cooperating so we had to trick him. He was pretty upset when Grandpa went to leave. He ran to the door and blocked it, then begged Grandpa to stay. After Grandpa left he thought he was going somewhere, so I had my daughter take him for a little drive. Then he was fine.