Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Category of the Month

When Edie was giving my blog a makeover, I went through my old posts and gave them labels. (Something I guess I should have been doing all along...)
I had a blast doing it!
Laughed.
Cried.
Marveled at how life has changed.
And I found so many old posts I wanted to share with you!
So I decided to do a new thing each month. I'm going to re-post something that makes me smile, or cry, or whatever, and then feature that particular category in my sidebar - inviting you to read through them at your leisure.

For January, I'm highlighting the "For Laughter" category. And here's one to get you started - originally posted January 8, 2007.

Jinx!

Those of you with elementary aged children are probably up-to-your-ears familiar with this game. Those of you with younger (or much older!) children will have to recall the days of your own childhood.
Surely you played "Jinx."
This is how it goes with my kids: Two of them say something, word for word, at the same time. Then they yell, "Jinx" and whoever says "Jinx" last isn't supposed to talk until the other individual says their name. The way it works around here is, in addition to saying the initial word or phrase simultaneously, my kids usually say, "Jinx!" at the same time. Then they get into, "Jinx before you!" "Jinx before you again!" "Jinx before you a hundred times!" "Jinx before you'll ever say it again!"
Most times it ends in laughter, sometimes fighting about who really "won," and always with Brian and I rolling our eyes at this silly game.
Tonight it was our turn to be silly. We were eating dinner when Elizabeth excused herself from the table saying, "My tummy is really gassy." As she passed by us she, uh, passed gas.
Loudly.
Brian and I looked at each other and said, "I guess so!" And followed our comments with, "Jinx!" Then quickly, "Jinx before you!" I was laughing so hard, I nearly spit my food out at him!
I am so mature...


One other change here. And this one is for you, Amanda. I'm removing the word verification for comments. So, happy commenting! *grin*


Karen

13 comments:

Leah said...

I remember "jinx". Had not thought of that in years. Did that all the time when I was a kid.

Leah

My ADHD Me said...

Jinx!! I forgot about that too!

It will be fun to read your posts from before I ever met you.

As for labeling, I've been thinking about going back and doing that too. one day....

Amanda said...

Well! What a sweet surprise! lol Hope its ok and you dont get lots of spam! :) I love that you are organizing things... I really need to do that. Like, a lot!

Be blessed-
Amanda

On Purpose said...

How fun a dinner time is that! Thanks for making me feel 'right' at home here with this story...I live in a family of all boys so this is a 'comon' occurence in our home...the gas that is..HA!

O Mom said...

Too funny. We totally play jinx around here.
I always forget to put in the category, thanks for the reminder.

Patricia/NYC said...

Ahhhh....Jinx!! Haven't thought about that in years! Our version, when we were little, always ended with, "Jinx! You owe me a Coke!" Not really sure how soda got involved in this game! ;)

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - Sure! You only did it when you were a kid. Uh huh. I believe you. *wink*

My ADHD Me - I hope you enjoy the older posts. I don't know if I'll be as succuessful as you are at bringing out laughter. But I hope at least you'll smile.

Amanda - I can always delete the spam, right?
Now, if I could just categorize my house and have it all neat and tidy...

Nichole - Glad you feel at home. *grin* Are you telling me only boys have gas? Cuz Elizabeth is all girl, and let me tell you...LOL

O Mom - I didn't even know what categories were when I started blogging. And then when I knew, I fiugred it was too late to do anything about it.
But Edie said something that motivated me. I'm glad I'm doing it now.

Patricia - I haven't heard "soda" in a long time! My parents are from Pennsylvania, so I grew up saying "soda" and didn't know anything about "pop."
But once when I was at a restaurant and asked what kind of soda they served, the waitress looked at me curiously and asked where I was from! That's when my mom explained to me that out east people say "soda" but in the mid-west people say "pop."
I've been drinking pop ever since.
Well, except when my grandma pours it over ice cream. Then we're drinking "soda."
*grin*

gianna said...

YOU ARE SO FUNNY! that is awesome! i love and hate that game!

Irritable Mother said...

Gianna - Yeah. But looks aren't everything!

Sorry, I couldn't resist. That's the way my sister and I used to respond whenever one of us told the other we were funny. *silly grin*

Angie Muresan said...

Yes, my son LOVES to play Jinx!! Love the glimpse into your family, Karen!

Irritable Mother said...

Angie - *big sigh* Yeah. That was a fun glimpse. At this very moment I have an angry son. Not as enjoyable. But by the grace of God, we'll make it. I hope.

Denise said...

Crack me up! I will still do this with my husband every once in a great blue moon. Always gets us giggling. Thankfully the boys don't catch on...yet.

What a great idea to showcase the older blogs. brilliant!

Irritable Mother said...

Denise - It's good to laugh with you husband. I like that!