Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Can't Believe...

...I fell for it!

I have taken on a new addiction over the past several days.
Last week I was helping my grandma clean out some drawers in preparation for her move, and she gave me a Jumble book. You know what I'm talking about, right? The puzzles which have four scrambled words for you to figure out, and then a corny riddle-of-sorts to solve.
Well, I happen to love these puzzles. And now I have an entire BOOK filled with them.
Sitting on my kitchen table.
So, yeah.
I sit down frequently and go through several pages.

Sunday night Brian and I were sitting at the table together and I had my Jumble book open. Now, Brian doesn't get into these puzzles to the extent I do, but occasionally he humors me and tries to participate. However, Sunday, he was blowing my mind.
I was working my brain, unscrambling words like a crazy woman, and having a great time. But then I got stuck. Just couldn't see the word within the jumble, and I peeked at the answers in the back of the book.
Or twice.
OK. Maybe three times.
Then Brian's brain seemed to kick in. Because as I was about to cheat get help again, he blurted out the answer. And I'm all impressed (and jealous) and telling him how smart he is. And a couple minutes later, he did it again. And again!
Of course, at this point I am starting to think - Alright, Buddy. Slow down. Give me a little more time. If you can get these answers and you don't even like this game, surely I can solve them, too. Just hold your tongue and keep your smart-self to yourself. *hmph*

But then he could no longer contain his laughter, and Brian blew his own cover.

I looked up from my puzzle and took note of Mr. Smarty-pants' computer screen. He'd found a website that allowed him to enter the letters with which I was struggling, and it unscrambled them into the word I needed. All Brian was doing was typing in letters and reading the answers to me. Acting as if it was his own wit and wisdom coming up with the correct responses.
And, to think I'd been sitting there all impressed (and annoyed) that he was figuring out the puzzles which had me stumped.

Such is life with my clever man. *smile*



Mommy's coffee break blog said...

ha ha cute, I can tell that you two have a lot of fun together! You all must have some competitive family scrabble nights? My husband and his side of the family are awesome at scrabble and trivia...it drives me nuts, because I am quite awful at it...ha! :)

Karen Hossink said...

Mommy - We do. :) And now I'm feeling a Scrabble game coming on!

Mommy's coffee break blog said...

Ha! I knew it. ((hugs))