The day after Christmas, my family celebrated with my dad’s side.
I had my parents drop me off at Kyle’s office because it was on the way to my aunt and uncle’s house. Kyle had to work so I decided to surprise him. I basically chilled in his cubicle and played on the computer while he worked in the lab or something. I wanted to take a dorky pic in his cube, but I was also scared of capturing some confidential information in the background and getting him fired or getting sued. Lame.
After he finished work, we drove over to my aunt and uncle’s house to start celebrating. I scarfed down some snacks they had laid out because I was feeling tired and realized I hadn’t eaten since oatmeal at 9 AM (it was now 3:30 PM).
Then a group of us left to go play some touch football.
I only got tackled once. I was trying to tag my little cousin out, but he was running straight at me and had trouble stopping. I ended up flat on my back and rolling backwards. I wish I had a photo, but instead you can check this one out where it looks like I’m about to take a poo.
My team lost by 1 touchdown 😦 But we all had fun
After dinner, it was present time! On that side of the family, we always open presents in order of age. The youngest opens up 1 present, then it moves on to the next person, until all the kids have opened up gifts. After the kids, the adults go. For adults (which I am now considered), we do Secret Santa!
After presents and dessert, it was game time! It gets pretty intense in my family. We are all sarcastic and competitive. If you are neither of these things, you will not do well with us.
We played Logo (basically a trivia game about brands/logos)
and Song Burst, a game where you have to sing lyrics to songs based on a tiny clue. Another thing you should know about my family- none of us can sing…
We didn’t leave until well after midnight. Game time is probably one of my favorite things about the holidays.
Do you play games with your family during the holidays or at get-togethers?