The Stupidest Game Ever

By: Jason Colthorp
By: Jason Colthorp

The next time you're ready to tear your hair out with the kids in the car... play this.

On our way back recently from a trip up north, our travails took us off the highway and onto the back roads in the Ithaca area.  My wife would like you to know, my decision to avoid construction cost us at least a half hour in time.  Anywho, after putting the kibosh on some minor violence between the kids in the back of the van, this is the conversation that followed:

Me: Settle down! Hey, look at the cows in the field out there.  Wow.  Doesn't that make you guys want to try and take a nap or something?

Leah: Hey Ali, let's play a game.  I'll count to 3 and the first one to say "Cows!" wins.

Julie (grinning):  Oh, Leah that's the stupidest game ever.

(Long pause)

Leah: 1... 2... 3--

All:  COWS!

Someone counting to three and all of us screaming "Cows!" continued for about 5 miles.  By the way, it is the stupidest game ever, but if you and the fam want to laugh hysterically sometime, I fully recommend "1, 2, 3... Cows!"  

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  • by jake Location: northcarolina on Jul 5, 2010 at 01:02 PM
    one person says moo i am a cow while you say horny i am horny
  • by Jojo Location: lansing on Feb 12, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    Hello WILX is so informing and I love to watch it!!
  • by Julie Location: Home on Jul 24, 2008 at 08:24 PM
    You forgot to mention that we're still playing it!
  • by Julie Location: Home on Jul 24, 2008 at 08:23 PM
    Dr. Spock- Do you really believe I would use the word "stupidest"? You know better than that... I said it was wierd and then encouraged it!
  • by Dr. Spock Location: Heaven on Jul 20, 2008 at 05:23 AM
    I believe "Oh, Leah that's the stupidest game ever" has just tied "Oh, Charles, you are such a loser" by Mrs Manson, for the lousy parenting award!
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