Mar 05 Monday

Apples to Apples Picket

I am (now) the mother of an 8 year old boy.

It seems like yesterday our first baby was cuddled up in my arms, full of wonder and possibility. Now he is a sarcastic, funny, loving little human being. Emphasis on sarcastic.

One of his favorite birthday gifts this year was the Apples to Apples Dice Game. It’s perfect for a second grader. You have to know the difference between a noun and an adjective. Psssst…There are cheat sheets.

The game in a nutshell: One person is the judge, you must have at least two other players. Judge rolls a die and gets a letter. Judge picks an adjective that begins with that letter. There is a cheat sheet if your kiddo needs inspiration. Then Judge rolls two other letter dice. As soon as the players think of a word, that is best described by the adjective picked by Judge, they grab a die. After everyone has shared their words, Judge picks who wins.

How my son and Superhub play the game: If Judge has a penis and you have a penis, you win.

The three of us played on Saturday for a few rounds before I threw in the towel.

Cooper was Judge (again) and rolled the die.

Cooper: “U! Um, unpredictable.” *Rolls letter dice, T & L
Me: “HA! T! Thunderstorms. Thunderstorms are unpredictable.”
SuperHub: “L. Ladies. Ladies are unpredictable.”
Cooper: “While both are unpredictable, I am going to go with ladies. Ladies are very unpredictable because you never know what they are thinking! Dad gets a coin!”

This being the fourth round that I had lost, WITH PERFECTLY WONDERFUL WORDS, I declined another round.

As I stomped off walked away, I sang my favorite protest song ever.

“Hey hey, ho ho, this Penis Party’s got to go!” Watch it here: PCU Picket 

  • Posted By: Lindsay McGowan

    I believe, that at the ripe ‘ol age of 8, you have taught this boy all he needs to know! Bravo, Mama, Bravo!

  • Posted By: Danielle Eisenbacher

    OMG – adorable! Kids are so much smarter than people give them credit for! :)

  • Posted By: Kirsten

    Katy, Imagine if you will that there are three adorable little boys and their father and …………you. The penis party never ends. I would kill for a single meal at which there was no burping and no “tooting.” And why pray tell, must they giggle a little each time they toot? They are so PROUD!

  • Posted By: Molly

    Love it!!

  • Posted By: Mandy

    I just found you via the PC and am printing a ton of your recipes. BUT I need you to know that your PCU reference just made my day!! I will be a religious Iowa City born follower after that (that and I have a 2 year old and need to learn how to cook)! I will do my best not to stalk you. :) Thanks!