Sunday, August 8, 2010

Twin Games

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The twins have invented a few new super fun games lately that I thought I'd share with you all.

Now, this isn't the first time I've posted about games that the twins have made up.  But nobody read my blog back when I wrote that other post.  And even if you did read it, that post was written waaaaaaay back when the boys were only 18 months old or so.  The games they make up these days are much more sophisticated than "Door Tennis" or "Capture the Lovey", so I thought it was high time for an update:

1. "Snake!":  I, for one, love it when the boys play "Snake!" because it's a very slooooooow game.  I can usually blow dry my entire head of hair uninterrupted during a game of Snake, and that's good enough reason for me to rank this game #1 on my list.  Snake basically involves one boy running away from the other while yelling crazily, and then climbing up on a higher surface like the couch or a kitchen chair or my thigh.  Once the first boy starts running, the other drops to the ground and begins to slither on his stomach towards the first boy while muttering "snake.......snake.......snake....." the entire journey.  This can take a really long time, depending on how far away the first boy runs and if carpet is involved.  Interestingly enough, the boys do not make hisssss or rattle sounds or even say "candy gram" while playing snake - they just say "snake."  Apparently the literalness of it at all makes it even more terrifying.

2.  "Buzz Dead":  This is their absolute most favorite game as of late.  In it, the boys reenact the opening scene of Toy Story 2, where Buzz Lightyear gets blasted to bits by the evil Zurg in a video game sequence.  It starts like this - one of the boys will shout "Me Buzz!"  Then the other will shout back "Me Bad Guy!"  Then whoever is playing the role of "Bad Guy" will shoot pretend lasers out of his pointer finger while "Buzz" collapses face-first onto the carpet.  Then "Bad Guy" lets out a deep-voiced maniacal "Mwah ha ha ha!!!!!!"  Then they switch.  This can go on for hours. They play it so much I'm worried I might have to start paying the Toy Story folks royalties.

3.  "Toddler Fight Club":  The first rule of Toddler Fight Club is: You do not talk about Toddler Fight Club. I just found out about this game tonight, when I heard the boys laughing playfully and saying "Push me!" in the other room.  I figured they were taking turns pushing each other around in their new Cozy Coupe.  Aw!  Except instead they were taking turns shoving each other to the ground.  For fun.  Too bad they didn't know the second rule of Toddler Fight Club:  Do not let your mama find out about Toddler Fight Club.

4.  "Ghost!":  "Ghost!" is very similar to "Snake!", except Ghost is played vertically with a blanket over your head.  Also, the boys sometimes like to mix it up by teaming  up as double ghosts to try to scare me.  It might actually work, except for the fact that they usually start muttering "ghost....ghost....ghost..." ten minutes before they get to wherever I am.  Like I said...they're not big on the element of surprise.

5.  "1...2...3...Lift Off!":  The boys loooooove this game.  Basically, they take a toy airplane, or helicopter, or Buzz Lightyear, or anything handy that has wings and hold it steady while they do a countdown.  Except technically they count up instead of down, but let's not split hairs, people.  So anyway, they go "One.....two.....three...." and then they say "Lift Off!"  But you know, the boys' speech still isn't that great.  And it sure doesn't sound like "Lift off!" to me.  Sometimes it sounds like "J*ck off!"  Sometimes it sounds like "F*ck off!"  But no matter what it sounds like, it always makes me laugh.  And reminds me to leave the flying toys at home if we're planning to go out in public.

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14 comments:

Tracy said...

I remember those games, so wonderful! Enjoy every little minute, they grow so fast! I too, have identical twins boys, they are now going on 11 years old! Amazing, how the time goes.

Now it's bikes, video games, hiking and just more fun stuff! It's all wonderful, the little stages they go through! Enjoy... ~ Take Care

Kmama said...

LOL at the 1,2,3 Lift Off game. So funny!!

Jen said...

Mmm, your kids actually play together? Interesting. Maybe all this screaming and fighting that mean do is actually playing. ;)

Tell Me Something Good said...

It's so cute that they can keep themselves occupied with each other. "Snake" and "Ghost" are hilarious!!! Toddler Fight Club . . . maybe you should sell tickets and use it for their college fund, LOL. Great games. You totally should make a video and market them (again, college fund . . . I'm just saying . . . college is expensive). :)

Sadia said...

Cute, cute, cute!

I should really start documenting my girls' games before they change once again. Thanks for the inspiration.

liz said...

Pretend games are the best. Well, games that keep them occupied and happy are really the best. :)

Tractor Mom said...

Don't you just love the imagination of kids? I just love thier games they love to play! The heck with rules too!!!

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Kim said...

That was so funny I had to read it aloud to my sister. And she agreed.

Posts like this just foster my desire to have twins.

wonderchris said...

TFC is much like UFC, sounds like you've got a hit reality show on your hands!! The toddlers of the TFC face off - who will push the other down first?! :)

Leaving the flying toys at home - hilarious!

Looking forward to more twin games updates!

gringationcancun said...

The snake game is my favorite!!!

For me, I think the ghost ghost ghost chanting would freak me out MORE, due to the rising level of suspense.

Brandy said...

so freakin cute. I bet it's a blessing that they have each other to enterain.

The Lane Family said...

THis made me laugh so hard!! I especially the love the "fight club game" and your rule that when mommy finds out it is over!!!!

I think it is a twin thing because my girls love to play it as well!!!

Katherine said...

So cute. Pretty much any game my boys play together ends with someone crying. We need new games.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

My three year old tells me that he's hungry, but it sounds like "horny", so we always feed him well before going out, too. Cause it sounds horrid.

And I hate it when my kids chase me; scares me to death.