In an effort to be better parents and bond more as a family …. blah blah blah …. we are going to reinstate family game night. We used to do this all the time, but after things got tense with Rachel we avoided it like the plague, because there is nothing fun about trying to play board games with people that you don’t even want to look at.
So we broke out Taboo last night and played the boys against the girls. Beth thinks it’s big fun to come up with team names so she named us (the girls’ team) “the Sparkly Flamingos” and Bryce named them (the boys’ team) “the boys’ team” – we are so proud of his creativity.
If you have never played Taboo, you need to. The premise of the game is to try to get your team to say the word or words at the top of the card without you using the words listed at the bottom of the card as clues. For example: the word might be “crocodile”, but you are not allowed to say alligator, Dundee, teeth, or reptile.
Here is an example of Derek’s last turn … now keep in mind that his teammates were two teenage boys …. I laughed so hard that I was crying.
Word Clues Their Answer
Snowman it’s a dude made from that stuff that falls from the sky confetti
Perspire it’s when you are hot and liquid comes out of your body pee
Mind it’s a terrible thing to waste candy
Oh yeah – be afraid for our future people … be very afraid!