I am assuming that every family has some weird little games they play that when described to others fall into the category of evidence for the state.
We have many of these games, but the one that Sean loves most right now is called The Run Away Game.
The Run Away Game erupts. It is never planned and usually happens when we are all just standing around the kitchen grazing and looking through mail and that kind of thing. The first parent to faint from exhaustion loses.
One of the parents picks up the child and says to the other parent, “No! You may not have my baby!” And then runs like crazy through the house, carrying said child, while the other parent gives chase. Eventually the run away duo is captured in a group hug. And then the capturing parent steals the child saying, “No! You may not have my baby!” Another chase ensues all while the little boy squeals and shouts, “Run! Run faster!”
Great fun. And a good bit of exercise running through the house with a five-year-old.
Yesterday, after a rousing round of Run Away, I set Sean down and clutched my chest and tried to catch my breath. And I wished that either a) I was about 10 years younger or b) that I worked out more often.
As I sat on the floor panting, I thought about all the different little made up games we have played along the way, most of which he probably doesn’t even remember and I wouldn’t either if I didn’t write stuff down.
I wondered if he would remember the Run Away game and play with his own little boy some day.
I hope so.
Does your family have any made up, unexplainable, weird games/things?