Saturday night we realized was our last night with every member of the family present in the home. Maddie was about to leave for overnight camp, and when she comes home, we will have sold it to a family from California. So home will be a hotel suite for a few days, then our car and a series of relative's homes. We thought it would be a fun! bonding! experience to pile in the car and drive to Minnesota to attend a cousin's wedding next month, since we're homeless and why not spend some time at the lake and mooch off of various relatives in the Midwest before figuring out which real estate market we get to sell our soul to next.
In true form, we decided the best way to mark our last evening in our home would be to play a great game of freeze tag. We're a little nuts for freeze tag at our house. A lot nuts, actually. We've sent non-immediate family members to the ER with torn ligaments in the past, such is our passion for a rousing game of tag.
After several rounds, our daughter suggested we play "T.V. Tag" to shake things up a bit. The biggest change is that right before being tagged, the victim must shout out the name of a television show or character, and no repeats allowed. Because of the ages of our kids, there were plenty of calls for "Sponge Bob!" or "That's so Raven!" or "Meerkat Manor!" before being tagged.
When I was "it" I deftly maneuvered myself to appear as if I were about to tag my son, when in fact, it was my husband I wanted. Right as I was about to tag him, victory something I could nearly taste, he yelled out, "Angie Dickenson as Police Woman!"
And he wonders why I call him Old Man.
On another note, the packing is coming along, the inspection is TODAY and I have picked at random a winner of the fabulous eBay book, John Travolta: Staying Fit!..... Would the proud owner of In The Trenches of Mommyhood kindly e-mail me and I'll get that off to you ASAP.
And if you have preteens in need of good summer reading, go check out the review blog for a great book.