Family Dinners

Last night at the dinner table (for some reason) my husband and I began a game of “7up”.   Madelyn loved it and kept us playing for quite a while.  Do you remember “7up” aka “Heads up , 7up.”  OK all you thirty somethings think back to elementary school.  This is the game you played in class where 3 or 4 kids stand in front of the class and say “heads down, thumbs up”.  Everyone puts their heads on their desks and sticks their thumbs up.  Each person from the front puts one person’s thumb down anonymously then goes back to the front.  Now its “heads up”.  The people whose thumbs were put down guess who picked them to try to become the next “picker”.  If you pick correctly you switch places with the person who picked you.  If you have no idea what I am talking about just trust me this is loads of fun when you are 8 years old!  As my husband and I were playing Madelyn would yell mommy picked you or daddy did it!  Which of course we knew since we were the only people in the room! 🙂  But she was really enjoying it, we will teach her how to REALLY play some day, but not today. 

I just love these simple moments of fun with my family. 

Do you remember Penny Drops, Chinese jump ropes, Capture the flag, Miss Mary Mack, and Bubble gum, bubble gum, in a dish?  Wouldn’t it be nice to be 8 again for just a couple of days!  Recess and bus rides your only concerns.

What takes you back?

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