Friday, April 23, 2010

Pictionaraguay

Paraguay and Adorable 13 came flying down the stairs last night semi-late (for moi) about 8:30. Adorable 13 screeched, "Teeny (aka Paraguay/Tina ... she is so mini we renamed her ... I rename everyone, duh) ... WANTS to play a board game!"

What Paraguay wants Paraguay gets ... Bio hates this ... who can blame her? (Get over it!)

He is holding CLUE, ewww.. I hate that stupid game ... you move around the rooms and keep track of crap ... I think I liked it when my brain was still a functioning organ.

"Noooo not CLUE that is too boring (cover up for I am too old, tired and stupid right now to win that game ... don't play if you're not planning on winning ... that's my motto. Really!) Go get Pictionary." I love that game ... cause it is fast, no keeping track and everyone looks like an idiot when they play ...

"Pictionaryaaaaa?" Yep he is a teen now.

"ARG ... go get it"

Bio was excited cause she was gonna get to stretch her Gfriend muscle and kick her Bfriend's butt ... Bio's Boo has been around long enough to know ... whatever ... he's been around too long. (Wait, why was he here so late on a school night anyway??)

It depends on my partner and the state of my mind ... but if the world is in perfect harmony, I kick ass at the game. Until hub comes around (he never starts the game, hhmmm?) and kicks mine.

I seriously did NOT realize until the first pencil hit paper that Paraguay would be at a total disadvantage ... although she is quite the artist ... NOTE: the Ass Family portrait ...

But try to think of the word and mentally draw it in your first language ...
Translate the world then draw again in your second language ...
Really this would be very hard ...
I thought ... better go easy on sweet, gentle, disadvantaged Teeny ...

HA ... NOT!!!
OMG! that girl is fierce ...

Do not let the language barrier fool you ... she understands everything ...
Do not question her about who said it first ... she gets scary ...
Do not help her with ideas ... she needs no help ...

She got things like:
Butterfly ... from a drawing that looked like hot dog buns ... (not mine) ...
Cat and Mouse ... from a blob ...
Buffalo ... from my really bad whack drawing ... Ok it turns out that Buffalo is Buffalo in her espanol ... but still ...
She got, Underneath, come on, that's hard.

Bottom line ... DO NOT GO EASY on Paraguay. I was ready to throw the game if necessary (and man that goes against every fiber in my being) but FORGET THAT.

I guess it stands to reason that kids who at 16 can leave home, travel across the world, live with strangers (ME for God's sake), that speak a different language and then go to a foreign High School, (CRAP wasn't that scary enough at home?? Was for me ... ) would be above average in intellect and courage ... BUT man... never ever underestimate her ...

It took a few months, but I am on to her and her innocent act now ...

SO Paraguay ... Game ON!!

Hee hee ... not really. She is too cute. I think she needs a sick day.

5 comments:

  1. If it's game on, then time to whip out Trivial Pursuit (jk!)

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  2. Blogopause or Blobopause todayApril 23, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Thanks Sue...but if Clue is too much for me....then I really don't think I should attempt Trivial Pursuit....Ya know?

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  3. as Jamie used to say:
    Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Smarter. AND Better Looking.

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  4. CP
    This is from NPR on books. "Author Barbara Strauch spends her days as the health and medical science editor at The New York Times, which means she's able to recognize good research and new ideas. The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain is full of both. It's a follow-up to The Primal Teen, her book on the not-yet-complete teen-age brain -- a book that was prompted by watching her own teenage children develop."
    Please read The Primal Teen and get back to us!

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