Most families have a favorite game. Our family loves to play Rook. It’s a great card game, but only four can play, so we can’t play if everybody’s home. In those cases we love the hilarity of Telestrations and What Were You Thinking?
On a train in Italy, we got laughing so hard at Telestrations that other passengers begged to join in.
But for Mother’s Day we only had Richie and Nicole at home, so I sent them a text to let them know we’d be having a rock tournament. That’s right, a ROCK tournament, brought to you by Auto-correct.
I can just see this—what do we do, throw rocks at each other? Or is it a new Scottish game, like throwing Haggus? (By the way, Richie placed 2nd in a huge Haggus competition a few years ago, so no way am I playing that guy with Orangutan arms.)
But he also shouted, “Bet you can’t hit me with a rock,” to his little brother, Brandon, when they were both young and innocent—at which point Brandon dashed up the beach to prove him wrong.
Maybe they thought it was rock and roll, since I just attended the Ringo Starr concert with three girlfriends:
But I doubt Ringo and his buddies would come over to meet the fam'. So there will be no rock-based events at our next gathering. And I want a new rule for Mother’s Day: Moms get to win all card games.
I don’t have a life hack that will help you win a Rook tournament, but I have hundreds of other life hacks right here.