As our family was driving home from Meme and Papa's house Sunday evening I initiated a game of "Who Am I?" in an effort to keep Graham from falling asleep. I didn't want him to take a snooze at 5:30 which would fool his body into thinking he wasn't ready to go to sleep at 7:00. This mama will do just about anything to preserve the 7:00 bedtime.
I gave clues first: I'm small and nocturnal. I have a bushy tail and when I'm scared I make a really skinky smell.
Both boys yelled: Skunk!
Graham was up next: I have four legs and live in the water. I have a big face and small ears. I have a small tail and a big winky. Can you guess who I am?
I guessed a turtle? Jer guessed a shark? Harrison didn't know what to guess.
Graham: I'll give you a clue...I'm a hippo!
Jeremy: Oh man, Graham, you stumped us!
Graham: Ok, I'll go again. Who...am...I? I have two legs and I climb in a tree and I have a back. Can you guess who I am?
No one had any guesses. I mean, could you come up with any guesses?
Graham: I'll give you a clue...I'm a bear!
Harrison: GRAHAM! Bears don't have two legs! They have four legs!
Graham: But they stand on two legs so I stumped all of you!
Harrison: Let's play Simon Says.
We did switch to playing Simon Says for a while, which was going swimmingly until one of my children, who shall remain nameless, said, "Simon says touch your vagina or your winky."
Jeremy and I looked at each other with raised eyebrows and I quickly reprimanded, "Simon does not ever say to touch private parts!"
Lord help me.