Thursday, March 17, 2011

Around the Dinner Table

Last Friday, Elizabeth's boyfriend and one of her girlfriends had dinner with us. And after dinner we sat around the table playing games and laughing. The best game, by far, was the Fruit and Vegetable Game.
Try this: cover your teeth with your lips and try talking. Say 'celery'. And 'rutabaga'. Now try 'potato'. Sounds rather silly, doesn't it?
The way this game works is each person chooses a fruit or vegetable to 'be' and the talk around the table works like this: one person starts by naming their self and saying "to" another person. (i.e. "celery to potato")Then potato would say something like "potato to banana", and on it goes. The trick is, if you show your teeth you're out. And you'll find it is particularly difficult to laugh while keeping your teeth covered up with your lips.
In the end, you'll all be sitting around the table sounding ridiculous as you try to talk with your lips over your teeth, laughing until your stomach hurts.
We loved it, and I'm looking forward to the next time my kids have friends over for dinner!

Karen

8 comments:

TheUnSoccerMom said...

That sounds like a great game for our youth to play!

(I just tried it.... and I DO sound silly!!)

Patricia/NYC said...

SO cute!! Definitely trying this one with Kiara! :)

Laughing that hard is the BEST!!

O Mom said...

wait.. Elizabeth has a boyfriend? Like a boyfriend, boyfriend or just a friend who happens to be a boy?

Irritable Mother said...

Jodi - You'll have a blast!

Patricia - Yes. It's good for your heart and abs!

O Mom - That would be a boyfriend. Like the kind that makes her heart go pitter-patter.
Yeah. It has taken me some getting used to!

KAT . . . said...

That is way cute!!
Yes indeed you are one courageous woman! Hope it's catching :)

Kathie

Irritable Mother said...

Kathie - Courageous, or crazy. *wink*
Some days I think I tend more toward the crazy end of the spectrum. :o)

KAT . . . said...

Don't you believe it! It means you are free to have fun and not be concerned with oh my what will people think ... . I'm hoping to grow in that direction.

Have a holy fun weekend!
love and hugs,Kathie

Irritable Mother said...

Kathie - I once heard someone say when you're labeled 'crazy' you have the freedom to do whatever you want, and no one will find it odd. I kind of like that idea. *grin*