Random Tuesday--The Travel Edition
Whenever we go on road trips, the entertainment possibilities always include several things. To pass the time, the girls and whoever's not driving usually reads, listens to satellite radio, or watches a movie on the DVD player. When those options run out or just grow tiresome, one of the girls usually says, "Let's play the favorites game."
As we drove the hour home from my parents' house on Mother's Day, I realized that this favorite road game is really just Random Tuesday, the Travel Edition! Basically, the rules go something like this: we have a category of "favorites" (some of the ones we had on Sunday were "favorite drinks," "favorite ice cream flavors," "favorite male character on a tv show," and "favorite current song on the radio') and everyone writes down their three top choices (everyone needs a little notebook). Then, after everyone's made their selections, each person guesses the favorites of each other person. A scorekeeper keeps track of how many correct guesses each person gets. Basically, you find out how much you know about each person--and that's a really cool thing to do and know in a family.
(I.e., the girls and Gary were all good and knew that Sayid from "Lost" was a favorite character, but only Gary knew that one of my top ice cream flavors was Birthday Cake.)
The best part of this weekend's game was when it was Sydney's turn to pick the categories (we usually have everyone take turns choosing some). Her categories just cracked us up! They were "Favorite pencils" (uh, well...a number two?), "Favorite car seat" (we all went with hers), "Favorite icees" (my selection was white cherry!), and "Favorite hair" (of course, D went with brown, McKenna and I went with blonde, and Sydney said mommy's).
So, it really was like playing Random Tuesday...because that's what I like about my fun random posts. They help us all get to know each other a little bit better!!
I guess that means, then, that it's time for our own little game today!
I was thinking of a category for today and I began to think about all the fun end-of-school activities going on around our house. We have just two weeks left in school and there's all the fun stuff going on right now--field day, end-of-year class parties, getting your yearbook, awards ceremonies, (not so much final exams, which McKenna is having right now!), end-of-year concerts, and things like that. There's a lot of excitement and it seems like there's an acitivty each day (last night it was Fine Arts Night; today it's Delaney's 5th grade track meet).
I used to love this time of year too! As a child, there was so much excitement in a school year coming to a close and summer just around the corner!
So, my questions for today's Random Tuesday are...
(1) Where did you go to elementary school?
I went to Asbell Elementary, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I have really fond memories of it and can still picture just about every hallway, the cafeteria, and outside play areas. It's amazing how vivid it still is to me! (I can still smell the honeysuckle bushes we used to pick at recess!)
(2) What was your favorite end-of-school-year activity?
We had Kite Day,which was the coolest thing! We'd each bring our kites and our parents could come too; we had these big wide, open fields at our school to fly our kites! They'd also have things like sack races and egg tosses, and you could buy all the candy you had money for (I still remember my brown paper sack filled with giant chewy sweet tarts!). The best part was getting to go out with my parents and buy a brand-new kite for the day!
(3) What did you always look forward to summer for?
We usually didn't go on elaborate summer vacations (although there was always a big trip to Texas to visit my grandparents to look forward to!),but it was the "smaller" things I looked forward to! Things like--swimming at the lake, the ice cream man coming back around, riding bikes through the neighborhood, doing the summer reading program (did that every summer!),and lying on a beach towel under the big tree in my front yard and reading all of those books!!
(4) As summer approaches, what are you looking forward to this year?
Ooh, it feels like summer here already! (In the South, it starts in April orMay!) 92 degrees, sunny, and hot! I love it!
This summer, I'm looking forward to-- going to Panama City Beach,Florida, for an entire week!; getting away for an anniversary weekend with Gary (somewhere! anywhere!); getting passes to a theme park here in town; and lots of the "simple" things too (ice cream, playing in the backyard, watching the Braves, reading lots of books!)
So...there you have it! Join in the fun!! Post your answers here in my comment section,or post on your own blog (and tell us about it!)
Have a wonderful day!!
(And, ooh, I just love the song I added on here this morning. Is just a great "in love" song. Love the words!)