Beware of good intentions.
I like to think I'm an educational kind of mom. But sometimes it doesn't quite work out.
Since we do a good bit of driving we’ve come up with several games that are suitable for playing with a back seat partner and a driver. In that desperate place between Hills in the Texas Hill Country , one tends to grasp at straws.
We started playing hangman in the restaurant and it carried over to the car. Sure, it’s a bit of a challenge when you can’t see your head and arms being added to the hangman’s noose, but it’s a worthy handicap given the driver’s better spelling skills, right?
Except when one of your opponents is in second grade and is not too accurate a speller.
There’s nothing quite as challenging as spelling when there are no actual spelling rules involved.
Suffice it to say, Mommy was swinging in the wind PLENTY.
Fortunately we have the Car-i-oke CD. It's a little brutal on the ears, but easier on the brain - and neck.