Before Noah was born, Ryan and I were hardly ever home. Our days were filled with work and our nights were filled with church activities, studies, rehearsals, dinners, etc. We would often get home just in time to plop into bed before the whole cycle began again in the morning.
After Noah was born, we find that we are home a whole lot more. Especially at night. Noah goes to bed around 7’clock. We can’t go anywhere any more, so once he’s in LaLa Land, Ryan and I usually eat dinner together, watch a favorite show, then the 10 o’clock news, and finally lights out.
But some nights – some nights we decide to mix it up a bit.
Like last night. Last night, after watching TV for a bit, we got bored. Friday night television is pretty uneventful (although we have grown to be quite fond of Friday Night Smackdown). 🙂 Eventually Ryan turned the TV off and we looked at each other.
“What do you want to do?” I asked.
Ryan got a sparkle in his eye, jumped up and headed to the kitchen. He grabbed a box of Famous Amos cookies, two glasses of cold milk, and we sat down at the kitchen table.
“Let’s do some Mad Libs,” he said.
I was thrilled with this plan! And I happened to have a book of Mad Libs handy (this is why I am called the Happy Home Fairy).
I did one for Ryan first. He spouted out the zaniest nouns, verbs, and adjectives he could think of while I copied them down into the blank spaces as best as I could with a shaky hand because I was laughing so much. Then I read his aloud with all the importance of a Presidential Address. We laughed until our sides hurt.
I thought I’d share Ryan’s masterpiece with you here (the words in bold capitals were Ryan’s brilliant contributions)…
History of a Famous Invention By Ryan Brasington
The first electric FUNGO BLASTER (noun) was invented in 1904 by a FIREY (adjective) young man named DR. SNUFFLEUPAGUS (famous person). He and his brother DR. BIG A. TURD (famous person) ran a small COW (noun) repair shop, and in their spare time they studied CHUNKS (plural noun). When they started work on their invention, everyone said, “PEEPING WILLOW (exclamation)! You’ll never get it off the SPONGE (noun).” But they built a SLOPPY (adjective) model out of old COOKIES (plural noun) and a used KANGAROO (noun). The model worked fine, and in ten minutes it toasted 24 slices of KABOBS (type of food, plural). It also used up two gallons of DRAINO (type of liquid) an hour and the top converted into an AUSTRALOPITHECUS (noun). They sold the patent to a FURRY (adjective) millionaire for 12 (number) dollars and lived QUICKLY (adverb) ever after.
I’ll never forget our night of Mad Libs and cookies and milk. It was just another way that Ryan and I got to enjoy the magic of being married. 🙂
Mad Libs aren’t just for kids! What a fun thing to do with your spouse! Grab your hunny one night and surprise him with this laughter-inducing activity. Pull out your Mad Libs when you’re crawling into bed at night and giggle under the covers together. Do them on a long car ride or when you’re on a date at a restaurant. It will inspire lots of happy moments – I’m sure! If you go to http://www.madlibs.com/ you can download a Mad Libs I-Phone App!!! Or just take the one I’ve included below, print it out, and have a magical time!
Love Letter By ??
My (AJECTIVE) Darling, I love you more than (NOUN) itself. Each minute away from you is a/an (NOUN), each hour a/an (ADJECTIVE) eternity.
I can’t stop thinking about the color of your (NOUN), the way you wear your (NOUN), the way you toss your (NOUN). This morning, when the mail (NOUN) brought your special delivery (PLURAL NOUN), my (PART OF THE BODY) skipped a beat, my (PART OF THE BODY) was in my throat, and my (NOUN) trembled so much, I could hardly (VERB) your (NOUN). What you said set my (NOUN) on fire. Do write again. Until then, I love you from the bottom of my (PART OF THE BODY).
I will (VERB) you always,
(PERSON IN THE ROOM)