Monday, February 23, 2009

And The Champeen Is....

Okay, so I suck at sports. Can't really throw a baseball for love or money. Football? Well, sometimes I can get it to sort of spiral when I throw it. Basketball? No, I don't got game. Hockey? Pffft. I grew up in southern Virginia; hockey was a word usually preceded by the word "bull". As in "Bull hockey", a 'clean' way for us kids to say "Bullshit".

And that's okay. My daughter hasn't yet shown an interest in sports, not much anyway. She likes soccer a little. Which is good, because that's about the only sport I have any skill in whatsoever. Even that's questionable; David Beckham I am not. Although from a certain angle, I suppose I look good in just my underwear. But the Wee Lass does like the occasional kickabout, and she has her Dora the Explorer soccer ball for us to use.
I have discovered one activity in which I kick some serious ass. HehHeh. That's right, the new World Champion (or at least, the Champion of Gumbostan), ladies and gentlemen, Irish Gumbo RULES in....
"Hungry, Hungry Hippos".
BOOO-YAHHHH! 3 out of 3 in the Cage Match with Wee Lass tonight!
I do have a question, though. Is it wrong to do the Victory Booty Dance and shout "In your face!" to a four-year old? Not that I did that, just wonderin'...
Posted By Irish Gumbo

15 comments:

Red from Ktown said...

Soccer's good....but how are you at 'Dance Party????'

I loved that game (HHHippos).

BedsideTalesMan said...

I am the ultimate master at Rock, Paper Scisors and Tic Tac Toe!

Undefeated!!!!!!
Who needs anything else?

Just A Chic... said...

I love stompin my kids in Operation. ;-)

Mama Dawg said...

Ummm.....what angle would that be, dear?

I need to know for, ummmm...scientific reasons. Yeah, that's it.

Irish Gumbo said...

RFK: 'Dance Party" Oh, jeez, if being spasmodic gets points, I'm a winner!

BTM: I am so going to wipe the floor with her when I teach her R/P/S! :)

JAC: See? Having better fine motor skills DOES pay off.

MD: Hmm. That would be about 10 degrees to the left or right, in half light, viewed from the rear off to the side. With maybe a sheet artfully placed ;)

Mariah said...

I'm always screaming 'In your face' when I dominate my kids in checkers. I'm also extremely talented at hangman, battleship.

Laggin said...

And the more philosophic question...when do you throw a game in her favor?

Irish Gumbo said...

Mariah: In your face and Battleship?...I think I have a new crush....

Laggin: What?! NEVER! Kid's gotta learn everyone takes a hit sometime in life :) (kidding) I do let her win every time we race to the car in the mornings. She's fast, after all.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I looooooooove Hungry Hippos! My kids are too old and won't play it w/me anymore. I might need to challenger you Irish!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I looooooooove Hungry Hippos! My kids are too old and won't play it w/me anymore. I might need to challenger you Irish!

Rhea said...

The only game I can consistently beat my children every single time is CHESS. I just showed my nerd flag.

Amber said...

ROTFL
Oh boy does that sound familiar. My lil one kicks my behind each and every single time we play Chutes & Ladders. I swear He has figured a way out to spin the spinner a special way to make it land on the numbers he wants!

T said...

Heeeeyyyy! That's a game I haven't tried with my little ones yet. Great idea!!

This blog post rocks. I can SO totally imagine a grown man doing this... no offense, of course.

Irish Gumbo said...

24@Heart:Game on, my lady!

Rhea: Nerd flag is cool. I use to play chess with my mom :)

Amber: My daughter has shown some similar ability...

T: None taken, madam. :) Glad you liked it!

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Love me some hungry hungry hippos. McDonalds here put out a mini happy meal version recently.

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