There's a new game in the 500Jerk household, and it's called "Would You Rather?" As in, "Would you rather lick a frog or a slug?" or "Would you rather clean your room or go to school?" or the dilemma of "Would you rather marry Marshall or Max?" The "Would You Rather?" game sparks all sorts of fun conversation and provides me with insight into my kids' thinking. It's an excellent example of how unscheduled time in the car or a waiting room doesn't need to be filled up with handheld video games to be entertaining. I might add, too, that aside from allowing me to pontificate about video games, "Would You Rather?" is a useful parenting tool. Last night, for example, the 500Jerk Spouse and I had a hankering for Asian food, so we asked our small Asian-food-hating children, "Hey, would you guys rather eat at T.Ho or have your ears stapled to the wall?"
Internet, it worked like a charm.