Friday, 8 August 2008

EYE SPY

“I spy with my little eye something beginning with ch”

The little one doesn’t quite get the rules of this game, but hey, she is only 5.

“OK, ch – is it a Chair” “No”

Her sister chimes in “Is it in the car?” “No”

“Is it on a tree?” “No but it’s right near you now, now it’s gone”

We drive along a bit further.

“Can you see it now?” “No”

“Wow that’s really hard, I give in”

“So do I” says her sister.

She giggles “Shall I tell you?” “OK” “Chaffic lights”

Talking about traffic a man is stuck in a jam for 4 hours on the M1. Eventually he sees a guy walking along between the lines of cars towards him. "What's the hold-up?", he asks. "A ministerial Jag has been hijacked. They're holding Gordon Brown, Alistair Darling and the minister for transport to ransom for £10 million, or they're threatening to set fire to them. We're collecting donations.""OK. How much is everyone else giving?""About a gallon!" Boom! Boom!

23 comments:

Jay said...

I love it - I remember my younger son making spelling mistakes with I-Spy too. His brother used to get so mad!!

'Chaffic lights'! ROFL!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I think playing I-spy with little ones should be compulsory for the retired - it keeps the brain very active! I love it too and think it could be equal in the "cute" stakes with watching 5 years olds on sports day. A x

Retiredandcrazy said...

Isn't I-Spy the most wonderful game Jay. We have had so many laughs over the years.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes, I did the sports day thing this year too! I also love the Nativity play.

Valleys Mam said...

we had a 2new words that entered our vocabulary through I spy. Budlings -small trees and gludges- slugs

david mcmahon said...

Wonderful! I'll remember that at every traffic intersection!

MoziEsmé said...

Oh how cute!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Arn't children great Valleys Mam? What would we do without them. Mind you we had the two little ones yesterday and by the time they went home we were wrung out! We also have the presence of their company this Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes they are cute Mosieseme but I wonder if I will think they are so cute by Thursday!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Are you talking about a Chaffic Intersection David?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I know the one! It took Amy a while to grasp Eye Spy. Now we have lots of different versions of it: colours, animals.

CJ xx

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

It's been dog years since I played I-Spy. My granddaughter is almost to the age to enjoy something like this. I already looking forward to discovering what sort of coined words she'll come up with. Love "chaffic signal." Cute post.

Oh... I'm arrived through David's Post of the Day at authorblog.

Maggie May said...

Well that is quite normal if you are very little! I once was playing the same game & a child chose W & after giving up, he said Woof, meaning roof!

Dusty Spider said...

What a classic! Made me laugh! Flick xx

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hilarious! We play similar eye spys. you should try 20 questions with the five year old-- it's really hard to guess when the subject keeps changing :-)

I came through David-- great post!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I never thought of doing I-Spy with colours Crystal. That would be easier for the little ones wouldn't it? But maybe not quite so funny.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for visiting Pat. I don't know who enjoys these games more the children or us golden oldies!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Woof! So funny Maggie. Isn't our language odd? It's so obvious that roof should be spent woof! Even a child can see that!!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Laughing is what it's all about flick. Where would we be without it?

Retiredandcrazy said...

You have to have some form of relief when you are held hostage by 5 children don't you? Thanks for visiting. Isn't the weather the pits at the moment? But according to customer we wouldn't have anything to talk about if we didn't talk about the weather would we?

Lesley said...

I remember when Hannah was 5 and decided she was only going to eat things that began with Ch... Cheese, Chips, Chuna...

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for visiting Lesley. At least Hannah doesn't want to eat chaffic lights!

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Ann, just catching up at last.
Lovely post - and hilarious. M :-)