Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kids say the darndest things.....

Kids say the darndest things.....

Lucy’s new favorite game, aside from Crazy 8s, is a version of 20 questions we call the Guessing Game

There are actually two versions of The Guessing Game

Version One is the Animal Guessing Game whereby you think of what animal you want to be and give the other players 2-4 hints about what animal you may be

If you are the “guesser”, you can ask for hints
Lucy typically will not give hints, she thinks her clues are good enough for you to figure out when she says
she lives in the forest and is brown with spots that she is in fact a Piebald Deer

Version Two is what she calls the Disney Guessing Game in which you think of a character you want to be and the other players get to ask you questions to figure out who (or what) you are

When we first started playing, we almost always chose characters from movies knowing that would make it easier for Lucy (hence the reason she started calling it the Disney Guessing Game)

The more we’ve played, the more we’ve branched out to other characters/persons/places and things

We are no longer limited to Lilo, Stitch, Buzz or Woody
We’ve moved beyond Olaf, Elsa, Anna and Nemo

Now, we use TV characters (Wild Kratts brothers), athletes (Grand Papi) and even “famous” figures (the Queen)

Recently, we were in the car when a rousing game of the Guessing Game was in full swing

Lucy and I were trying to figure out who Sean was and he had us stumped but good

We knew he was a boy
We knew he was a grown up boy
We knew he lived in a house
We knew he was on TV but not in a movie or on a TV show
We knew he was real
We knew he was famous and that just about everyone in the whole world knows who he is

Lucy asked her Dad for a hint

You see me on TV, on the news mostly, said Sean, and I make a lot of speeches

Lucy was still stumped

Hmmm she said deep in thought

Sean waited for her to guess

Give me another hint Daddy!

I am not white said Sean

By now I had figured out Sean was President Barack Obama and I decided to try and help Lucy along

So Daddy, I asked, if you are not white, are you black?

I am said Sean

From the back seat, Lucy leaned forward with her whole body, her hands braced against the arms rests of her chair and asked, nay, declared, loudly, triumphantly and with great authority in her voice



  1. How funny! I'll bet your family has lots of fun!

  2. That's awesome! I probably would've gone with Batman, too.
    Have a great day!


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