Monday, March 28, 2016

"I'm Thinking of Someone..."

Madeline and Benjamin were riding in the car with me and they devised this game that was kind of a version of 20 Questions or I'm Thinking of Something, only instead of someTHING they took turns thinking of someONE and then the other person had to ask yes/no questions and guess. Madeline went first and was thinking of "someone in our family who is a girl." Benjamin was rattling off name after name and getting really frustrated. Finally, he claimed to have named every, single female relative. Maddy shook her head. "Nuh-uh! You forgot the one sitting next to you!" Ben exclaimed, "You were thinking of yourSELF?!" And they both exploded into peals of laughter.

The game devolved (at least from an intelligence perspective) from there... Ben gave Maddy a clue of, "This is a boy you love and who you want to marry." She guessed the name of an adorable boy in her class, but her brother told her she was wrong. She went through a few more cutie classmates, but kept guessing incorrectly. Finally, Ben told her the answer was DAD. (Of course!) Then, they switched to imaginary people and entirely made-up family trees, like Katie Fartener's neighbor's brother-in-law. 

But, they both thought they were so funny, and they entertained each other through the entire errand run. Much like yesterday's kickball game, I couldn't help but think about how much I will miss this someday.

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