Wisdom Comes Suddenly


November 4th, 2013 · 5 Comments


You’re Awesome.

No, you’re awesome.

NO, you’re awesome.


I love to play Taboo, but when we play as a family, I’m known for setting myself up with an unfair advantage: I always yell shotgun on having Sara as my partner. For a kid with a non-verbal learning disorder, she is phenomenally articulate.  And while we couldn’t be more different as people, we’ve always had the ability to read each others’ minds.  Kelly and Daddy? They’d prefer to live in a world where robots grunt out thoughts for them. WHY all this TALKING?! Shut your pieholes!

Our Saturday game went something like this (with intense exaggeration regarding my turn with Sara, and an exact word-for-word play-by-play during Kelly and Daddy’s turn):

Mommy: Sara, we once read a book titled “Pandora”, and when she went up to Mount Olympus, she saw her father as a…


Mommy: Yes! In the summer, you beg me everyday for…


Mommy: YES! But Avery likes her’s on a…?

Sara: CONE! Ice Cream Cone!

Mommy: YES! There was once that time where we went to that place, and you were all like “WHAT?”

Sara: Orthodontist!

Mommy: YES! OK! Now <insert me raising my eyes and looking shocked>…

Sara: The day I was born!

Mommy: Which is your?


Daddy: TIME.  God guys. OK Kelly, let’s hit the ground running here.  Your turn…we CAN DO THIS!

Kelly: OK Daddy. Um…when you get constipated you need a…?

Daddy: Laxative!

Kelly: No.  You have to go there to get one.

Daddy: Drugstore!

Kelly: No.  They have these ALL OVER THE WORLD, and when you are CONSTIPATED, and you go there and have a…?

Daddy: Enema. Doctor. Pharmacy. Public restroom.

Kelly: NO!

Daddy: Skip it!


Mommy: TIME! Wow, that was harsh.  Sara, your turn.

Sara: <insert look of utter despair while reading a book>

Mommy: Edward Tulane! RABBIT!

Sara: Yes! <insert gesture of spilling a drink on a shirt>

Mommy: Lemonade!  The time you spilled lemonade on your shirt at City Barbecue!

Sara: Barbecue! Yes! OK, time for one more? OK. I’ll never forgive you for that time you made us all try…?

Mommy: Carrot salad with an orange dressing!

Sara: Carrot! YES!

Daddy: TIME. Wow, we need redemption Kelly. Are you ready?

Kelly: WAIT.  Let me finish this Starburst. OK. Now I’m ready.

Daddy: When you are constipated, you need to find a…?

Kelly: Hospital!

Daddy: No. You don’t go to the hospital when you’re constipated.  It’s simple.  You need a…?

Kelly: Operation!

Daddy: No. We have 4 in our house.

Kelly: Stethoscopes. Bandages. Call 911!!!

Daddy: Kelly! Listen.  There is a place in the house where you go when you’re constipated…

Kelly: Bedroom! Bed! To the KITCHEN!

Daddy: Another place….

Kelly: The garage! You love to work in the garage!

Mommy: TIME!

Daddy: TOILET.  The word was TOILET.

Mommy: And Sara and I take the game!

Daddy: Taboo is painful.

Kelly: I don’t understand any of this.  What just happened? Did we win?

Tags: The Girls

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 The Daddee // Nov 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Ready for some redemption? Kelly, go get the blocks, it’s Jenga time. Take that oh articulate ones…

  • 2 The Momma // Nov 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    It’s hopeless. Sara and I concede victory immediately.

  • 3 PreK teacher // Nov 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Great chuckle for the evening.

  • 4 Bethany // Nov 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Love it! But most of all I love Kelly’s assumption that of course her and Daddy won !!

  • 5 Teresa // Nov 5, 2013 at 8:25 am


    ~Have a lovely day!