Monday, 8 December 2008

Skidders

We joined our friends and went on Santa Express yesterday. We BOOED at Scrooge and cheered for Santa. We sang for Rudolph and looked at the clown, that well known Christmas icon, with bemusement. The 2 year old who is frightened of adult sized rabbits, dogs and reindeers didn’t cry as in previous trips. He was brave. Most importantly, the thimble full of sherry was of much better quality than last year.

Everyone piled back to our house for lunch; in total eight children and eight adults. We had a great time and the children managed to spread our collection of toys throughout the house. Will Mr Potato Head ever be reunited with his left arm? Will Barbie ever wear her swimsuit again? Only time will tell.

The 2 year old and his friend nearly flooded the kitchen whilst helping themselves to a drink. The 4 year old girls argued with the 4 year old boys and were then reunited over a spot of trampolining on the bed, monster fighting and bun eating.

The highlight of my daughter’s day and my own, apart from meeting Santa of course, was the new game … ‘Skidders’.

The rules of skidders; You stand at one end of the kitchen and when told to, by the bossy 4 year old who is recording the event on her plastic camera, run and then skid on your knees or feet to the end of the kitchen (which is fairly long). Finishing in a flourish earns bonus points.

My husband’s inner 4 year old couldn’t resist and he too joined ‘skidders’ for a short while.

When they had finished, the 4 year old came through with her friend O and announced very proudly that he was the winner. “O is the winner, he has done the best skidders!”

Oh the naivety of it all. My inner 12 year old though it was hilarious as did O’s parents who are now proudly nurturing ‘Yorkshire’s Supreme Skidder 2008’.

7 comments:

The Grocer said...

Wonder if you could get funding from the Olympic committee?

Mel said...

I have made a certificate for our Champion Skidder. I may even get a cup engraved...

*weeps with pride*

Dumdad said...

Maybe the International Skidders Championship can be held in Paris...

Crystal Jigsaw said...

A wonderful way to while away the time! I'm sure they will be ready for 2012.

CJ xx

Laura said...

Grocer - I am applying to the Olympic committee tomorrow. We'll need funding for a new kitchen floor for team training.

I'm quite excited - I can already see the Skidder strip/kit. White with brown stripes.

I'm sure it will catch on - before we know it 'Skidders' will be on the National Curriculum.

Compared to the game of 'toilets' that the 4 year old currently plays in PE I think 'skidders' is more educational.

Sandi McBride said...

Yes, this truly is the time for Children and their adult counterparts who remember BEING children! Lovely post
Sandi

A Confused Take That Fan said...

I have to say when I came to read this post I was expecting something to do with soiled undercrackers...I like the sound of the skidders game. Good luck with finding Barbie's swimsuit. All Barbies, Cinderellas, Ariels are currently naked in our house...