I’m channeling Forrest Gump in that post title. So, you have to imagine me saying it in that accent while sitting on a park bench holding a board game. If you’ve met me, this is not hard to imagine. :-p
I like to look at life with comedy because if you don’t laugh you’ll cry, right? I prefer to laugh so hard I cry – sometimes in an insane-looks like I should be in a straight jacket sort of way – but whatever I take what I can get. :-p
These are the board games I’ve identified so far in my life:
Trivial Pursuit: When you learn a new fun fact and then you decide to quiz your spouse or friend about it so you can tease them when they don’t know the answer (even though you just learned it yourself :-p). But I’m not that mean – I usually do admit to just learning it.
Chess: When dealing with family (sometimes-amirite? Other times, it’s just easy). BTW, I suck at Chess. :-p
Clue: When trying to figure out which kid did it. Interrogate each kid to make your determination. It’ll be hard because each one will point to someone else. You have to be good at reading between the lines or good at threats. Was it Colette with the permanent marker in the kitchen? Ding Ding Ding – I win!
Operation: When playing the family nurse. Feels like this especially when trying to remove splinters and you have to use a needle to get it out. Except instead of a buzzer going off, you have a kid screaming in your ear. Bryon’s the nurse in our house – the kids don’t trust me – but I just think that’s because I don’t tend to emit a calm vibe most times.. That’s a nice way of saying I tend to freak out when someone gets hurt.
Charades or catch phrase: When you forget a word for something in conversation. Happens more frequently as we age, eh? But charades is fun..
Jenga: when filling up the recyclables trash can over the top and try not to be the one who puts the piece of trash in there that knocks the whole thing over. Then, you’re the big loser and get to take out the trash..
Hungry Hungry Hippo: Anytime Mom or Dad is eating something yummy and the kids are around..
Scattergories: When you have to spell something out quickly while on the phone.. My reservation number? Sure! It’s R like raucous. S like sleep deprived. V like vino. 1-4-5-6. Looking forward to staying at your hotel. Thank you!
Monopoly: That ones self explanatory except the bank wins everytime in real life. :-p
Hot Potato: When you’re in a daily SCRUM status meeting at work and everyone is passing the ball from person to person to give status. You want to get rid of the ball as soon as humanly possible and hope you’re not holding the ball when the music stops or people run out of patience in this case. :-p
This begs the question – does real life mimic the board games or do board games mimic real life? Deep thoughts.