Sunday, February 3, 2008

Alien Games

I love it when it's warm out! Wimpy Lu will come outside and play with us. Our new favorite game is Alien Attack. Lu gave us this great globular green one-eyed alien for Christmas. It has feet! That means it bounces kinda funny and Cody and I never know where it's going to go.

Here's the rules:

1) Lu flings Alien
2) Cody and I race each other to see who can get to it first (that's easier said than done. Lu may not have flooded a real ice rink, but Cody and I have done a great job of making one of our own. See, all the running around we do has packed the snow pretty good. With all the freeze/thaw we've had, the yard is really slick!)
3) Whoever gets the Alien has to bring it back to Lu to get a treat.

Sounds easy, right? Wrong. After a retrieve or two, the Alien gets kind of slobbery and hard to hold. In addition, I've patented the Kamikaze Cody Ka-blam. That's where I come out of nowhere and knock the Alien out of Cody's snout as he's trying to bring it to Lu. Before it finally gets to Lu, sometimes Cody and I have retrieved the darn thing a half a dozen times. We could play the game forever!

Unfortunately, Wimpy Lu always gets cold, or tired before we do. She pretends the game is going to go on all day and then, and then, instead of flinging Alien for us, she yells, "humans win", and goes in the house. With Alien!! Talk about your spoil sport - she makes Michael Vick look like a model of fair play.


Sara Latta said...

Hey, I heard that "wimpy Lu" ran 13.1 miles to raise money for a very good cause. Now, I understand that you might be involved in good cause, but don't call Lu wimpy until you've run a half marathon. Wimpy my fricking tuckus. [Just trying to get around the internet censors. You know what I mean!]

Speak(er) said...

I stand by "Wimpy". Not only does she whine about how cold it is up here, but I heard her tell her dad that she was too HOT during the race. It was 65 degrees. Maybe it was a little humid, but hey, she should have channeled her inner Joe. He loved humidity!

Sara Latta said...

Ahhh...65 degrees sounds lovely right now.