Today was one of those days when I spend the majority of my time after picking the children up from school, in the car. One has football club, in one direction. Another has tennis squad, in the opposite direction. The third child comes along for the ride!
These car rides can be fraught with endless bickering or tired wails of "I'm hungry, thirsty, tired, bored, etc etc " , but today I tackled it head on with a game of Animal, Vegetable , Mineral.
This is how it went:
Girl " I'll start, but this time you give me time to think."
Me " Ok"
Girl " I'm thinking of a vegetable..."
Me " Is it orange?"
Girl " NOT YET I'M STILL THINKING!" sighs....
Me " Oh, Ok...."
2 seconds later...
Girl " Well, go on then."
Me " Oh , Ok. Is it green?"
Girl " NO " sighs ( again)
Me " Do we eat it with our dinner?"
Girl " Yes - I will give you a clue. It starts with a B ( sounds it out) ."
Me " Oh , Ok ...Ummmm " short pause " I'm not sure "
Girl " Shall I tell you?"
Me " Ok"
Girl Sighs loudly " Potatoes"