Monday, December 01, 2008
Aunt K. wanted to make a departure from our usual games Mexican Train or 10,000 so she asked us to play Taboo. It's been forever since I've played it. If you're not familiar with the game it's one where you're given a word and you have to make your teammates guess it by giving them clues. You see how many words you can get in a minute. But the same card shows you five words, the words which you're most likely to want to use, and you can't use them.

Our team was getting it's ass kicked. On Aunt K's turn she got a word that she was trying to give us clues for. Unfortunately I can't remember her clues. But she was trying to convey that it was a place where people can take clothes to get cleaned. We were guessing dry cleaners, laundry service, mom's ;), but we couldn't quite hit on the word. It was getting embarrassing.

Emma, who was playing in the room with J., pipes up, "laundromat." We were all running our mouths and missed it. So she put both hands down on the coffee table and leaned toward Aunt K. so she'd be heard. She said more forcefully, "laundromat!"

Shamed (and saved!) by a four year-old.