I don't know if y'all know the game "BananaGrams". It's a letter game that comes in a really cool banana shaped pouch. There's scoring involved if I'd bother to read the instructions. I haven't yet. I've got such competitive kids, games are not always a fun thing around here.
I originally bought the game for me. I love word games. I'm the only one in the house that does. I have fond memories of growing up and playing Scrabble with my grandmothers. Crossword puzzles with them both.
The Professor doesn't like word games. He claims it's because he's a terrible speller. I'm more likely to guess it's a game I can win at. He won't play gin with me because he's a card counter and wins all the time.
I guess I'm not much of a challenge.
Anyway - I bought the game for me. I bought it thinking we could have fun just putting words together. it would help with spelling. And reading.
See? I was thinking.
but I never did it.
One day, I was going to make lunch and I dumped several handfuls of letters on the counter and made some words. Just to see how many words I could make with just the few handfuls of letters.
I came up with:
|I know Squeak is misspelled. I was going to say 'squee' but ended up with an extra 'k'.|
So my words were done - it was time to make lunch. I told Mini-Me, 'here, you try. in the time it takes me to put the pizza rolls on the tray and get them in the oven, see how many words you can make.'
I even gave her all the letters.
|Mini-Me admits that 'nautilis' is the wrong spelling. but neither of us cared.|
I wasn't worried about MY words, until I saw hers. After all... fiddle wax brain sex sound really elementary (Or juvenile) compared to THOSE. sheesh.
My science brained kid showed me up.
Five minutes. I gave myself five minutes to do better than my first try. (Of course, this time I was using ALL the letters.)
|Zoop. in honor of how someone says 'soup'. It's fun to say it that way. Try it.|
I still laugh about 'fiddle wax brain sex' every time.