Dinner Games

We’ve been playing a lot of dinner games lately.  Last night’s game was…spirited.

We had a Funniest Family Member Contest.  Each person had to think of something funny to do: a song, funny face, joke, anything.

My three-year-old, Mase, wanted to start things off.  He chose a song.  It was hard to decipher the tune because he was laughing so hard, but I think it was the ABC song, sung only with one repeated word, “poop”.  That’s my boy.

I was next with my amazing goat impersonation.   You’ll just have to imagine.

I had high expectations for my husband.  He can be quite hilarious.  I think he must have had a creative block.  He chose to make armpit noises.  Yes, all of the children had to try it out. (sigh)

My seven-year-old, Dani, gave an acting performance.  She took a bite of food, chewed it up, then her head dramatically slumped down on her plate.  Death by food poisoning.

And, Evie, age five,  had the coveted last spot.   She looked ready to burst with excitement over her anticipated joke.  And here it is: “Never say hamburger. Never say hamburger.”  That was the entire joke.  She nearly fell over laughing.

Afterward, we had a somewhat secret vote.  Everyone, except me, was suppose to close their eyes and vote twice.   Despite some cheating, there was only one clear winner.

Evie with a landslide five votes.

Grateful Mom Goal: Be thankful for my funny family. 

Happy 4th of July weekend! 


  1. Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys says:

    Lol you have so much fun with your family. Hope you guys have a fun 4th.

  2. Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace says:

    Your posts always make me smile, laugh, or giggle. What a fun family!

  3. Cori Beach says:

    Your family sounds like so much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Evie sounds like such a hoot!

  4. Saunders Crew says:

    Happy 4th of July! Here's to a fun weekend!

  5. Sandy -- As Told By Mommy says:

    Hahaha! I love kids!

  6. Mom of 12 says:

    That is so funny! We have never tried that game, but I think we will have to…sounds like so much fun.

  7. yummychunklet says:

    Sounds like you have a very funny family! What a great dinner game!

  8. I love it when the kids just think they are the bees knees and crack themselves up! Best part of being a parent!

  9. Help! Mama Remote... says:

    Aw yay for the winner! That's what I love abut kids, they love to laugh & play.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I can only imagine what my family would come up with!! My hubby would also be worse than the kiddos!

  11. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    What a fun way to celebrate a family meal.

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  13. The Suburban Princess says:

    I would have voted for the Death by Food Poisoning.

    I'm a little macabre with my humor like that.

    I have to start playing this game with my family.

  14. So cute! We'll have to try that – we're always game for new entertainment!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Kim @ Mamas Monologues says:

    That's a cute idea! And my house would be full of poop jokes and arm pit farts too. Sigh.

    Hamburger ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Valerie says:

    Sounds like an awesome time together!

  17. I think I would have to had voted for Evie too!! Great post!! What a fun thing to do!! Have a great 4th of July Weekend!!

  18. Has Evie been watching "Pink Panther?" Imagining all that laughter around your dinner table made me smile. =)

    So do all kids add potty talk to the ABC song? Because even my two-year-old (girl!) sings, "A,B,C,D,E,F, GAS!!!"

  19. Caffeinated OC Mommy says:

    GGM, You and your family are absolutely adorable! xoxo

  20. What a fun idea!

    Even though it would be all about farts with my boys. LOL

  21. Game nights are awesome!!! Eveybody must have gone to bed with the biggest smile!

  22. An Irish Italian Blessing says:

    Your family is AWESOME and I'm interested in this goat impersonation of yours ๐Ÿ™‚ I seriously LOL'd over this one.

  23. Laura@livingabigstory says:

    What a great idea!

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