The kids and I often play 20 Questions in the car.  Usually it’s me thinking of something and them having to ask me questions to figure out what animal/object/sport/toy/whatever I’m thinking of.  I don’t mind this at all – anything that keeps the kids from bickering over what to listen to in the car is a win in my book.

Today the Bean decided she wanted to come up with something we could guess. Normally when it’s her turn, she picks one of two things (cat or dolphin) so it’s not much of a challenge. But today, she stumped us.

> Does it have fur?

> Does it have 4 legs?

> Does it have any legs?

> Does it live in the ocean?

> Is it a dolphin?

> (hmmmm) Does it swim?

> Is it a fish/shark/octopus/squid/sting ray/crab/lobster?

> Bean, I give up. We need a hint. (please remember, the child is 5, she doesn’t know that many marine animals)
Ok- it’s either an octopus or a kangaroo.

> An octopus! (never mind that we already guessed that)
Nope, a kangaroo!

Clearly, that child needs to go back to school ASAP because she has lost her mind.


In other gaming news, Scorch has developed a Pokemon obsession over the past few weeks. Heaven help me, I will not be responsible for my actions if I have to play another Pokemon game EVER.


About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at

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