Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hullabaloo and the Hippo, too!!

Of course, I didn't mean to get caught up in the hullabaloo. I never planned for things to get so out of hand.

What began as a friendly game of Hungry Hippo between a father and his daughters turned into a rumpus.

I prefaced the game with a bit of a warning. "Check your competitive edge at the door, cowboy."

He nodded enthusiastically, apparently more than willing to throw the game, allowing the under 5 crowd to take all the glory.

As the game began, at first I thought he was just laying it on a little too thick.

"Give 'em a little fight, honey," I said as I refilled lemonades.

Didn't take me too long to figure out the beads of sweat and the vice grip on his designated hippo weren't for show. My honey couldn't get his game on. He was a rookie and he was getting his hiney handed to him.....in a hurry!

I quickly came to assist.

"It's all in the wrist."

"Don't snap the hippos mouth so quickly. Patience."

"Put your back into it!"

"For crying out loud. They're slaughtering you!!"

I just couldn't stand by watching it anymore.

Pushing him aside, I took the Hungry Hippo helm.

And, that's how we all ended up in the toy aisle at Target.

Apparently, too much vigor can jam a Hungry Hippo and put a bit of a damper on an evening.

Next time, we'll stick with Candyland. Don't think that game should get too sticky.


blueviolet said...

Taken down in a game of Hungry Hungry Hippos! Now that is hilarious!!!

Momma Hunt said...

I love that game, I can't wait till my son is old enough to play it! I had it when I was a kid

Marie said...

LOL! I hear candyland is hard to break!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Well, now I've been warned. I won't play this game with my son. I've come to realize I'm pretty competitive too...(He was coloring slow, OK. Slow. SO I filled in Elmo. I mean it wasn't a race, but come the heck on! Slooow colorer! So annoying! What do you mean he's 3? Whatever...he's got to learn sometime.)

Jill said...

VIOLENCE abounds in Hungry Hippos! I will take the Hippos ANYTIME over a romp through the Ice Cream Sea!!

adrienzgirl said...

Oh I can't wait to hear you blog about a mad game of Sorry! when the girls are old enough. That game causes RIOTS at my house.

Mrsblogalot said...

LOL! You guys are dangerous!

The Blonde Duck said...

The last one is a pun, right? :)

Tiffany said...

Candyland is soooooo competitive!! Don't approach it lightly! :)

Jeanne said...

As a child I LOVED Candyland!

Almost as much as I hated it as an adult....

Christie Bryant said...

Hilarious! Poor Hippo, he didn't see it coming.