Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

This is diabolical!



Recommended Posts

Today, I was reunited with Mrs. LittleBill after a long week of separation. Actually, it was a seven day week just like any other. It just seemed longer. But anyway, I got to spend some time with four of my grandchildren, all boys and all 7 years and younger.

The initial contact for as long as I can handle it, is tag team wrestling. And there is ventriloquism involved when various stuffed animals appear. There is lots of carrying on. It wears old people like me out. So I resurrected a game from when their mother was small, called the Quiet Game. The rules are simple. Whoever stays quiet the longest wins a quarter. All four of them will sit on the couch with their lips sealed and hands folded. Someone breaks eventually, and the others follow, but it is not unusual to get as many as 15 minutes of blissful silence, and for the low low price of 25 cents. It's almost evil. But I'll take it. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL. One of my bonus daughters, when presented with the quiet game, goes about 5 seconds and then says "oh, well, I lose" and continues her almost non-stop patter. Good thing she's cute.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm the oldest of 9 kids with only 14 years between me and the youngest!! We played that game a lot!! Lol I thought my mom made it up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We can definitely relate to those precious babies wearing us out!! All of them are jabber jaws. NONE STOP!!! I forgot about the QUIET GAME> LOL How could I not remember that one? My daughter when she was young would talk nonstop!! So they come by it honest!! On one of our Mother Daughter road trips, we got up real early because we were driving from Oregon to Idaho to visit her Grandma. We got up at 4am. Well, she had talked nonstop for 3 to 4 hours!! When I was a nervous wreck and I said something that I totally regretted!! I told her, Will you just shut up please!! I hurt her feelings and felt so bad!! I was so sorry. But do you know what, she has never forgotten it!! She has said it to her kids. Not one of my proudest moments but I am a nervous wreck when I travel. We are very close still but she will say remember when!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@@shedo82773 This brings back memories! Way back in 1991 we planned a trip from PA to WV to visit my grandparents. The morning we were to leave, our younger daughter (No. 3 hadn't been born yet) got sick. We didn't want to expose my grandparents to any viruses, so Mrs. LittleBill stayed home with the sick one, while I took off with our older daughter.

Now this is an old expression some of the young'uns might not understand, but our oldest daughter is what we would say was vaccinated with a phonograph needle. She talked CONSTANTLY. You would think she had a hole in the back of her neck so she didn't have to stop to breathe.

She talked nonstop for 6 1/2 hours into a 7 hour trip. I was ready to put her in the trunk. I was tempted to drive around aimlessly after she FINALLY fell asleep.

@@LipstickLady

This brought back memories back too. We would start the game, and then our oldest would yell "TIMES!" Then she would make a few comments, try to amend the rules, and then say, "Okay, 3,2,1, Goodbye!"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I try to play the quiet game with my husband a lot.......doesn't work so good. It is usually I who quits before him.

Clearly backfires.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aahhh yes....the quiet game, played with my three when they were young. I found it worked better WITH the duct tape over their mouths though....

Just kidding!!! I may have contemplated it somedays, but never did ;)

Sent from my SM-G928V using the BariatricPal App

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm the middle of 5 kids. Thought my mom made that up, too! Geez!! We mostly played it in the car, since at home we played the outdoor game...whoever could play outside the longest without coming in to complain about someone, or ask for something won. LOL

I was miserable at both! LOL

Edited by Cindi_Augustine

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I was a kid, my dad got frustrated with us on a long car ride and said "I just want five minutes of silence!" 30 seconds later my little brother piped up, "Did you hear it yet?"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • *Meaghan*

      I met with my surgeon on Friday.. I've completed all my tests and all my nutrition meetings as well as meeting the weight loss requirements for my insurance. We are officially submitting to insurance for approval and I was given a surgery date of January 16th 2020 (13 days before my birthday!) Fingers crossed all goes through 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      Ok, now im getting old...my body gets me up at my normal 5am dog walk even when it's the weekend, vacation, and most importantly when I'm sick. So now that I have more energy, my body wants to make sure I suffer even longer during the day when I have a cold! Damn being healthy again! (:D)
      · 1 reply
      1. UphoseDep

        http://dev.x3dt.info/forum/profile.php?id=18137 ai us palm

    • GreenTealael

      At my Primary Physician appt, the Doc said you know you lost a whole person. When you started seeing me you were 265lbs now you're 148lbs.
      She's right... I lost the fun me 😂 Joking Joking Joking. It's amazing who keeps track when you don't like insurance and browsers feeds
      · 2 replies
      1. Orchids&Dragons

        I think you're fun! You must have been a firecracker before!

      2. GreenTealael

        I don't even drink anymore 😂

    • Krestel

      First head cold since the surgery....at least I know that my body is back to "normal". /sigh
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SabrinaGoddess

      Dietitian scheduled 11/18
      Mental Evaluation scheduled 11/18
      OMG we moving forward
      All things working toward my Dec 9th surgery date!

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×