I'm not sure who decided that murder by hanging was a good basis of a game for children.  "Yes dear, draw the gallows then every time you guess wrong, you get a little closer to death by strangulation.  It's fun!"  And yet, despite that, we still play it when we are somewhere waiting and tire of endless games of tic-tac-toe.

One night Brian was playing with Stella while Sandis and I played across the table.  Stella is a challenging foe in Hangman.  First, she spells phonetically.  Second, she forgets what she's picked for the word.  Third, she forgets what letters are in the continually changing word.  At one point I heard Brian say, "I picked a, e, i, o and u and none of them are in your word?" Finally, she chooses words she makes up.  The secret word in that game?  Foop.  She said, "it's like poof only backwards."  Of course, I don't know how he didn't figure it out!

My game was easy in comparison.  I only had to spell giraffe without an 'i'.


  • Anonymous | March 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    funny. that is how C and Y used to do hangman. I oculd never get their words right. ha! oh well. at leastthey have funright :)

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