While the Eldest is in Cub Scout Day Camp this week, the Youngest and I decided to head out to the Regal Cinemas Free Movies this morning. While driving, we began playing the "I love you more than" game. It's simple and keeps a four year old very entertained while stuck in the car seat. It began years ago with the Eldest and the tradition has carried onto his younger sibling.
Here's how you play:
1. You begin every sentence with "I love you more than..." and then fill in the blank. You can start out all sweet and sappy if you want with something like "I love you more than strawberries." That's always a good one. Then you wait and let the child say one of his own sentences.
2. You continue number one for a while, swapping back and forth, and then change your fill in the blank answer into something a little weird such as "I love you more than chocolate covered corn on the cob." (We typically stick with food items, you'll see why in a sec.) By this time the kid's getting the giggles.
3. Continue number two for a while and then the fun starts. Now you get to get all four year old yourself and come up with some really disgusting stuff. Here's a few examples of what was said today:
"I love you more than worm pie."
"I love you more than dirty sock soup."
"I love you more than snail souffle."
You get the idea. I really thought I was winning this one today and coming up with some great gross stuff until the Youngest ended the whole thing with:
"I love you more than poop waffles." At that point it became time to change both the game and the subject. He won that round, but you just wait until next time!
Oh, and the stole? It's still growing: