I keep on saying to Keisha that we should have a YouTube channel. It would be hilarious because the two of us together are so funny. Or it would be very confusing because it would be a lot of videos of us laughing our butt’s off at something innocuous.
We’ve been house-bound a bit this week with some lingering bad weather and, in order not to go stir crazy, she made up a jeopardy game. Categories like “80’s movie quotes” and “junk food” and “nerd-fight-eria” Aislinn, my 15 year old and I, did it the other night in the kitchen while I made dinner and it was super fun. So, Keisha and I decided that we would spend a portion of time yesterday making up a Disney and Pixar one for Ash, Kathryn and Shawn, the three teenagers (and one 12 year old…but he’s practically a teen).
We went out in the morning and finally picked up our new copy of Frozen, the greatest Disney movie in a LONG time, and a few other tidbits and came home to work on this epic game.
We had The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Pixar, Finding Nemo and one more that I can’t remember right now, as our headings.
The kids got into the spirit of it right away and for about an hour or so after dinner, the TV was off and we played this game. It was hilarious to see them try to ‘buzz in’ by slamming their hands down on their knees and making all manner of noises from actual buzzing sounds to whatever that goggly thing was Shawn was doing with his mouth.
For final jeopardy, we gave them an audio clue. We played a clip of Wendy singing “Your Mother and Mine” to the lost boys and asked them to name the movie and the character. They all looked so confused…until the part where Smee lifts his shirt to see his ‘mother’ tattoo and starts to cry. As soon as they heard that cry, they figured out the song.
The great part was, after we finished all the questions, we just kept on looking up trivia on our phones and iPod’s and asking one another the questions for a little while. And I have to say, it was nice to do something a little different as a family.
Now, tonight we are off, again as a family, to see Divergent. Of the six of us, four of us have read it. The other two have been so bombarded by our excitement and descriptions of details that they feel like they’ve read it. If we’re this excited about a book/movie now, I wonder how this house will be once Fault in our Stars comes into theatres. Happily looking forward to crying our eyes out, I’m sure.
Anyway, I’m off once again to pound the hypothetical pavement in search of work, so to all, have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!