Yellow!!

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You’ve all played the game as kids or still do where you see a Volkswagen Beetle and yell out “Slug Bug!” and punch the person sitting next to you. Loads of fun I know, unless of course your slow with the game and are the one getting hit all the time!

Well, there’s a new game in town. One that I thought was limited to my oldest daughter and her friend and then I realized that it was much bigger than that.

Yellow is the name of the game. You see a yellow car and yell out Yellow! Simple as that, right? So I thought. My middle daughter informed me that I’m wrong (big surprise, huh).

We were leaving the high school after dropping the oldest off and on the way to the middle school to drop her off and in pulls a yellow car. I saw it first and yelled out Yellow!

And then she tells me that it doesn’t count because it’s there every day. What?? Really.

So from there we get into this discussion on the “rules” of Yellow.

  • If we see it in the same place daily it doesn’t count.
  • If it’s a bus it doesn’t count.
  • If it’s not moving it doesn’t count.

I think there’s more to the list, but at that point I just started making fun of it all and pointed out & yelled Yellow! for every thing I could see! House’s (yea, like 4 of them), cars that didn’t count, and I even thought about the 3 or so buses that we passed but figured that’d be overkill.

Seriously, they’re trying to make it more difficult for me to win! I mean there are only so many damn yellow vehicles in this small town!

19 Responses to Yellow!!
  1. Jessica
    February 10, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    HaHa! I think my 2 year old plays your game Jackie (except he doesn’t limit it to the color yellow). He yells out any colors he sees whether it is a fire hydrant, cone, sign, car, store, etc.

    • Jackie
      February 10, 2011 | 12:57 pm

      LOL!! Well the good thing is that he knows his colors!

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  3. onegirlideas
    February 10, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    I think once we start to play their games they change the rules,just so we can’t win and don’t want to play anymore! HAHA! That’s what my son does ;-)

    • Jackie
      February 10, 2011 | 6:33 pm

      Damn kids….

  4. Taming Insanity
    February 10, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    I feel like they’re just screwing with you. No one could every find anything with those rules…

    • Jackie
      February 10, 2011 | 6:33 pm

      You may be right. Especially when I start winning…. I don’t think they like it.

  5. 30ish Mama
    February 10, 2011 | 10:22 pm

    Either this is a very complex game or they are changing the rules on you every time you try to play. Whatever the case may be, they are very clever.

    • Jackie
      February 10, 2011 | 11:03 pm

      yes…. yes…. clever children. Except today I beat them!

  6. Elena @NaynaDub
    February 11, 2011 | 1:47 am

    I love this game! I used to have a vw bug in my early/mid 20′s and we had to have the rule where we couldn’t hit for mine. I made this rule after taking several slugs walking from our house to the car in the driveway. I may have to play the yellow game with the hubs – but may not use all the rules. ;)

    • Jackie
      February 11, 2011 | 2:41 am

      Yea, it’s not as fun with all the rules! Any vehicle that’s yellow should totally count… moving or not!

  7. Nicole Morgan
    June 14, 2011 | 3:12 am

    My oldest used to change the rules up on the game as we drove, she likes to win!
    YAY You for linking up on Time Travel Tuesday!!!

  8. Nicole Morgan
    June 14, 2011 | 3:13 am

    My oldest used to change the rules up on the game as we drove, she likes to win!YAY You for linking up on Time Travel Tuesday!!!

  9. Nicole Morgan
    June 14, 2011 | 3:16 am

    ack, keep deleting and not showing as ME …
    Its Nicole from http://www.bywordofmouthmusings.com and wanted to say thanx for your Time Travel Tuesday link!
    My oldest always changed the rules up on this game too, she liked to win!

  10. Karen Greenberg
    June 14, 2011 | 3:17 am

    It’s amazing how the rules change when it comes to our turn- or when we are winning.  Ah, it’s fun to drive our kids nuts playing any way we want, anyway. 

    I’m stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday.  I hope you have a great week!

  11. Cheryl Dooley
    June 14, 2011 | 4:45 am

    Yikes as if life isn’t complex enough!  OK I can see a fallen yellow leaf – why is my brain now thinking about the rules and waiting for the wind to blow so I can call out “yellow”?

  12. Melissa Kirtley
    June 14, 2011 | 4:52 am

    Haha, maybe take a trip to NYC and yell “yellow” at all the cabs. She didn’t say anything about taxis! :) Visiting from BWOMM’s TTT. 

  13. Mad Woman
    June 14, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    Heh, damn kids are too smart for their own good, huh?

  14. mom2kiddos
    June 14, 2011 | 11:51 pm

    Haha…just like my boy – always have to win. I must play this game with my kids one day. I guess I’d just have to get used to losing. Hi, visiting from Time Travel Tuesday!

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