I was in the kitchen cutting veggies for my Christmas Eve Manhattan Clam Chowder. The kids were at the dining room table. They were eating their daily treat from our advent calendar.
That's one way to get rid of the Halloween candy!
Recently the Schmitty Kids have been addicted to watching Jeopardy and Wheel Of Fortune. At 7 pm, everyone gathers in the living room to answer questions with Alex. Then it's on to seeing what Vanna is wearing and solving puzzles.
As I continued with my dicing of potatoes, I tuned into the conversation in the dining room. I just love listening to them speak to one another. You know, instead of their usual fighting and name calling.
They were playing their own version of a game show. T. was the host and W. and R. were the contestants. The game of "What Is My Favorite" involved T. asking them questions based on his favorite things. W. and R. were to "beep in" and then shout out their answer.
T.: "What is my favorite color?"
W.: "Beeeeep. GREEN!"
T.: "Yes! One point."
W.: "Woot Woot!"
T.: "What is my favorite candy?"
W.: "Beeeep. Swedish Fish!"
T.: "Correct! Another point!"
R.: "Dang! I want to answer one!"
I was chuckling in the kitchen, thinking how cute they were being with one another. They were laughing and having a great time and it didn't involve video games!
My moment was suddenly broken when I heard T. ask, "What is my favorite curse word?" I opened my mouth to speak. I was too late.
R.: "BEEEEEEP! SHIT!"
Leave it to her to win that point.