Saturday, November 15, 2008

Silly Supper Story

At dinner tonight M wanted to play a game. Not the usual thing at dinner, but this wasn't a usual game either. He wanted to have us each take turns helping to tell a story. We decided each person could add anywhere from a partial sentence to several sentences.

Our story started with an alligator and a ninja. It then included dimensional portals and sock puppet ventriloquist dummies that come to life. I'm sure the kids would correct me and tell me I got details wrong, but it included gems such as:
  • the alligator escaped through a dimensional portal into the past where he became very rich, because no one had ever seen a talking alligator
  • the sock took the dimensional portal and ended up in a fridge, next to some butter (which was really something else in disguise), which talked and the sock said "I can't believe you're not butter" (this one had me laughing more than it really deserved)
  • the sock was looking for its one and only mate, but unfortunately it had been morphed into a meatloaf, so then it looked for a portal to another dimension and found it easily in the dryer (of course, we all KNEW the dryer sent stray socks somewhere else!)
  • the voice of god came from the cloud saying something to the alligator, but he didn't like that, so he shot the voice and declared himself to be a god, to go along with the fact that he had declared himself king of a small country
  • and on and on

The kids, especially A, have gotten much better at this than the last time we tried it. That must have been 2 years ago. I can see it coming up again - especially on our long trip to VA for Christmas.



Anonymous Jillian said...

TELL me you've seen the previews for Disney's new movie, Bedtime Stories:

4:11 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

No, actually, this is the first I've heard of it. Looks like an interesting movie. I'm sure our stories would make a wild movie too!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Good stuff. Everyone should keep thinking up stories, especially with others.

10:23 AM  

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