The P-Game

Today is Easter. It was my 24th Easter with my family, my second Easter with Ryan, and my first Easter as Aunt Tessa Bug to Alekzander. We had a wonderful morning hunting Easter eggs and searching the ins and outs, ups and downs, and highs and lows for our baskets. As always, I was the last to find mine – I think the EB always has some special trickery up his sleeve for me. We exchanged and opened our gifts over coffee and baby talk, and then I decided I wanted to learn how to golf. Ryan was a very good teacher and I was extremely pleased with his patience with me.

Speaking of PLEASED and PATIENCE, after we walked down to the river for an impromptu photo session (minus Gruffalo, who was back at home PREPARING our Easter meal), we decided to PLAY the P-Game. Oh, you’ve never PLAYED the P-Game?! All you have to do is think of all the words in the world that start with the letter P and say them aloud to your PLAYMATES. We kept playing all the way through our Easter meal, and after we thought of, oh, a jillion, Ryan and I need to hit the PAVEMENT and head back home.

Oh no, our departure did not end the P-Game. We continued with words like PERPOSTEROUS, PLATYPUS, PERIPHERAL, PANORAMIC, PANCREAS, PLATINUM, and a ton of a ton more. Sometimes you just run out of P-Words, and then you will miraculously think of a string of new ones. Like one time, I excitedly blurted out, “Ooo! TRIANGLE and TRIATHALON!” Ryan was confused. “Did you switch letters on me?” he asked. Umm, NO! But I did think of two PERFECT new words to add to our list. Okay, so maybe you don’t know this, but I have a really hard time telling my left from my right, and now I’m struggling with my alphabet too. Do you think I just need a kindergarten refresher course? What the heck is wrong with me!?

Despite the little fluke in my ABC game, our Easter weekend was just about as lovely as it could have been. Next time our trip to The Hoe needs to be extended by a couple more days and a few more nights. Rex is PLEASED as PUNCH that I’m back though.


ashley said...

Precious, proclamation, procrastination, precipitation, puppy, petrol, pretzel... There are close to a jillion P words. Did you count them all?

Tess said...

Yes. I counted to a jillion. Did you guys get POLLEN? I can't believe we forgot that one!