Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Wiener Game
My two youngest are always finding new very creative games to play. Sometimes they play spy. Sometimes it's monster. They look for the "bad" guys in our house. Well I was watching TV, when I heard my 7 year old ask my 4 year old,
"Hey, do you want to play the wiener game?".
"Yeah!", she said. I chuckled under my breath. It does sound kind of funny.
"What's that game?", I asked them. Then they showed me.
"We put the balloon between our legs and chase each other around the house with it!"
I don't know where they got this from! I'm so glad no one was over to see it! I monitor what they watch on TV. My older kids don't talk like that, and I don't either! I calmly just said,
"Uh, you can't call the game that. It doesn't sound good. You should call it something like..."
"The balloon game?", my son replies.
Then they ran off to play the wien, I mean the balloon game. The next day my 4 year old asked my 7 year old if he wanted to play, once again, the wiener game. Thankfully my son replied,
"We're going to call it the balloon game, now."
She didn't seem to think anything and ran off to play. I guess it could have been worse! I was shocked at the time it happened, but now I am very happy with how I responded. Very cool. Kids say the darndest things!