(I didn't realize it until after I'd written it, but this is also a very list-oriented post. I do love lists, I guess it shows.)
Last night, Aubrey was in charge of our family home evening activity. The rules of the activity are as follows:
1. The activity must take less than 10 minutes (this is because people tend to choose things like "Monopoly tournament" or "practice building fires in the back yard"...both of which are fun, but tend to really stretch out an already crowded evening on a school night...p.s. their parents are spoil sports).
2. The activity must be able to be done in the family room.
3. Any mess created will be cleaned by the planner of the activity to return the room to its former level of tidiness.
So, Aubs had a plan that fit the requirements that would also let every be creative and delve into the arts (well, that's a stretch, but still) and it went like this:
1. Each person is given a slip of paper and writes down a ridiculous super power that a super hero might have (something that seems NOT particularly super) and puts it into a bowl.
2. Everyone chooses a super power paper and draws a picture of a way that hero's power just might come in handy even if it is odd.
It was so much fun. We had a great time laughing and teasing and it was interesting to see how people interpreted the strange powers into traits that could be functional in life.
Our DeMoux-created super powers included:
1. Can turn into a tree and just sit there.
2. Can always find the match to laundry socks.
3. Makes grass grow.
4. Can draw pictures with light bulbs.
5. Has super speed every time he/she sneezes.
6. Has the ability to make his/her nostrils ignite into flames.
7. Can sharpen pencils at will.
8. Has the ability to control the thoughts and actions of any sloth he/she comes in contact with.
Good times, good times.