Tuesday, July 17, 2007

T.V. Tag, John Travolta Winner and More....

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.

11 comments:

ablondeblogger said...

Angie Dickinson? I thought I was old, but that makes me feel much better, lol!

Nancy said...

This "on the road" trip sounds like a fun family summer memory making time!

I must have missed (or you didn't say) where are you moving to?

Glad you sold your house in this market ... have good SAFE family fun while relocating =)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Yeah, Angie Dickinson?!?!? I'm not sure that would EVER pop into MY old head!

Have fun on your road trip! Where are you moving? I know I should look it up, but I'm a lazy (and forgetful) bastard. (ha, I just read Nancy's comment! She is too!).

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Angie Dickinson? Is she still alive?! ha ha.... Your hubby makes me laugh...

Audubon Ron said...

Careful with the Old Man thingie young lady. Several might even be in your fan club.

In the Trenches of Mommyhood said...

I won? I won! Yay!

BOSSY said...

Bossy's Note To Herself: The children? Occasionally play with them.

QueenMother said...

I am seriously cracking up!

We need to make the John Travolta book some sort of traveling blog inside joke..we pass it amongst ourselves..each person displays it PROMINENTLY for at least 3 months and keeps notes of all the comments made from scientology to bulges.

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theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

who is this anon poster on your blog?! weird..

Valerie said...

Well written article.