Friday, February 17, 2012

Name Five Things

That fall from the sky. That you make with snow. In your refrigerator. Mommy says all the time. You like to play.

The new Mommy Made Up Game we play in the car (or anywhere else the kiddos get bored easily) is a favorite of JP’s. So much so that the answer to that last one, Name Five Things you like to play, includes “Name Five Things.”

It’s adorable. The things my kiddos come up with as answers crack me up. How about “Dead Birds” for things that fall from the sky? Or “Calm Down” for one of the things Mommy says all the time. <snort>

At this point, I don’t even know where I got this idea. I know most of the time we play this in the car. I also know I am having a hard time coming up with new categories. We have done so so many! From clothes in your drawer, to things you pack for school, to PopPop’s favorite pastimes. The categories are all over the place.

The great thing is that as the kiddos are answering I’m thinking of things I think they should/would say and they almost never do. They surprise me with their out of the box ideas that I wouldn’t have even guessed. They are very creative and imaginative. We end up (constructively) arguing some of their answers and why they do (or do not) fit the category. It ends up being quite the conversation to listen to.

Try it in your car next time the kiddos ask you “are we there yet?”

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