Mama Diaries

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I Spy

One of my kids' favorite games to play when we're trying to pass time, is "I Spy."  For those not familiar with it, what happens, is one person says, "I spy something yellow."  (Or blue, or round, or soft, etc.)  And the other person has to look around and figure out what it is.

Yesterday, my son and I were at the doctor's office.  And as usually is the case, the doctor was running late.  So we began a game of "I Spy."

We did a few rounds.  Then it was my son's turn, again.  "I spy something orange."

I looked around.  The only orange things I saw were the orange dots on the carpet.  "The orange spots on the carpet," I said.

"Which one?" he asked.

"What do you mean, which one?  There are thousands here!"

"Guess which one!"

I pointed to several on the floor around us. None of them were it.  Finally I gave up.  "Which one is it?" I asked.

"The one under your shoe!"

I lifted my foot.

"That one," he said, pointing to an orange dot that had been under my foot the entire time.

"Wait a minute," I said.  "You could not have possibly spied that particular spot, because it wasn't in your field of vision!"

"But Mama, I have X-ray vision.  I can see everything - even if it's under your foot!"  

58 comments:

  1. X-ray vision for orange dots is cool. Your son is adorable Sherry.

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  2. Kids put you through your paces, don't they? But the waiting in the doctor's office must pass more quickly, right?

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    1. It certainly does make time go faster!

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  3. Those spots are easy to find with x-ray vision, you should have known that lol

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    1. Right. Since I'm the Mama. And mamas have x-ray vision.

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  4. I remember that game. I'll have to resurrect to play with the grandsons.

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  5. adorable! :)
    Loved playing this game with my son!

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

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    1. I think it's a favorite of many kids!

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  6. Sounds logical to me!
    I hate playing it in the car as I drive, they tell me it was the billboard that now is 1000 ft behind us!

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  7. The one under your shoe. I wish I had X-ray vision:D

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  8. My siblings and I used to play that all the time. Your son is hilarious!

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  9. Better watch that xray vision. . .it might burn what it's spying.

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    1. I hadn't thought about the hazards of x-ray vision. He'll have to be careful!

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  10. LOL! That's something my kids would do. Well played. =)

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    1. Your kids are probably as goofy as mine!

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  11. Your son is amazing! What imagination!!

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    1. Yes. He has no shortage of imagination!

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  12. Bubba wants you to think he can see everything, no matter where it is! He's so cute.

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  13. Back to my childhood your post took me. Back to the present now but thanks for the memories.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Hope you had some fond memories of your kids doing things like this.

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  14. I love Bubba's imagination...how he came up with the x-ray vision excuse!

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  15. I Spy with my little eye... a mama who has been hoodwinked.

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  16. That boy knows how to play to win.

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    1. Hmm. Now I'm wondering why he's wearing the glasses he has, if his vision is supposed to be so good!

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  18. Now that's Imagination, and that's one intelligent kid!
    Katy Did

    Life's Ride In Between

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  19. Yes, X-Ray vision would make a game of I Spy much more challenging!! LOL, I love how creative he is!

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    1. I would hate to know what else he can see with x-ray vision!

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  20. LOL, Bubba is too clever for his own good!

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    1. Yes, he is. I'd better watch that one!

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  21. I would've been disoriented looking at all those dots.

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  22. I spy was a game I enjoyed playing too, both as a child and a mum. Thanks for stopping by.
    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.

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    1. You're welcome. And thanks for stopping by at my pad!

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  23. Intelligent and interesting kid!
    Happy weekend!

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  24. That's a nice way to keep a child occupied in the Doctor's office!

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  25. I did once tell you he could be a mutant.... you didn't believe me...

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    1. Hahaha! All right. You win. You're right as always! ;0)

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  26. Very cute! :D
    I used to love playing this game with my sister.

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    1. I don't remember ever playing it as a kid. I'm glad my kids play it, though. It's a good way to pass time.

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  27. That is absolutely adorable! You have me cracking up with that story and reminding me why I want kids of my own one day. I remember playing I Spy as a kid all the time. It was one of my favorite things to do and I swear it's part of the reason I'm so observant.

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