Games NOT to Play With Your Family


Last month I enjoyed the biannual family reunion in Iowa and had a great time with those crazy people, despite the hot and humid weather.  We had an all day event where we loaded down tables full of food, enjoyed each other’s company, went for walks, played with the kiddos and eventually a group of us played a game together.  This game left us sore from laughing, shocked at some of our relatives and needing some therapy.  What game did we play?  Cards Against Humanity of course.  Not every family should play this game together, but boy am I glad we did….I learned so much about my cousins and really I think I might need some therapy after playing it with them.

Now I must tell you something about my family,  We are not only loud and obnoxious, but we also hold nothing back and there aren’t too many secrets we keep from each other.  I am sure there are a few but we pretty much acknowledge everyone and love them for who they are so really there is no need to have them.  That being said, if your family is not as open as mine, then you really shouldn’t play Cards Against Humanity with them.  One of the older kids had purchased the game ad brought it to the reunion hoping we would play it,  My Seester, BIL and I were all game so we sat down and proceeded to play.  It started out with all of us being hesitant but took no time at all to develop into a full force laugh a minute game.

My crazy cousins.  Somethign tells me we should play this more often
My crazy cousins. Something tells me we should play this more often

We all know my past experiences with this game have brought some rather hilarious results but some of the ones my cousins threw down…what in the world are they eating in Iowa?  Especially some of the teenagers!  At some points, we were laughing so hard that we could not even read the cards.  Seester had one of the best rounds when she pulled the card “During his midlife crisis, my Dad got really into ____”.  Mind you, our Daddy is all of the cousin’s Uncle so to see the responses put Seester into a fit of laughing so hard, that she needed her inhaler.  Also, we might need some serious counseling thinking of our Daddy doing some of these….ew.  Who thinks of these things anyways and what exactly are Backwards Knees?

Ummmmm....what?  I need some therapy.  I cannot look at my Daddy the same way ever again
Ummmmm….what? I need some therapy. I cannot look at my Daddy the same way ever again

But the best round was one that we will never stop laughing at…like ever.  My cousin (hmmmm…they all are so let’s call him Big D since he is one of the tallest of the boys) Big D pulls his card, shakes his head and says “What killed my boner?”  We all immediately burst into laughter and a few smart ass remarks were made as people looked at their cards and decided what to play.  As we all turned over our cards, Big D’s daughter #2 turns to him and matter of fact says “So Dad.  What did kill your boner?” Big D immediately burst into laughter and I almost peed my pants.  Shocked looks went all around as we all doubled over with laughter that she actually asked her dad that question.  Things you never thought you would hear your teenage daughter ask you, huh Big D?  Yup.  That really did happen.  Also the term “Reverse Cowgirl” will now forever be tied to one of those crazy cousins….I swear this is not a game for those who are easily offended.  Good thing none of us ever are.

Oh yeah.  I didn’t die today.  I almost died from laughter as I played one of the most inappropriate games with a group of the most inappropriate group of people around who I am proud to say are my family.  I am Fat Girl who wonders if there are games you should not play with your family Running.  The experiment continues…

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