Thursday, January 8, 2009

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional

You asked, so just keep that in mind...

What the *(&@#! is up with the bag on Christmas. Well, allow me to explain.

My family is too poor to afford anything but a paper sack My family puts the fun in dysfunctional.

A few years ago, we were all sitting around at Christmas, and one of my cousins was talking about this game that she had played with friends of hers (my cousin was probably in her late 20s at the time): you take a paper sack, and everyone has to bend over and pick it up, using only their mouth -- nothing but feet on the floor (no hands, no knees, etc). After everyone does the round, you cut a strip off the top of the bag, making it shorter and the game a bit harder. Eventually (or in a fairly short amount of time, depending on who is playing) people start to fall over...

Irwin Christmas 2008 (19 of 38)

I think that this was originally started as a drinking game, but you need not fear. We had jello shots. For Christmas morning. Hey, they were red and green -- that's just festive. So we played. And, being some crazy yogi flexible, my cousin won.

She wasn't at Christmas, but we decided to try again. Because once again we had jello shots. On Christmas morning. Shut up - I told you we put the fun in dysfunctional.

Irwin Christmas 2008 (16 of 38)

Irwin Christmas 2008 (12 of 38)


One of the highlights was watching my aunt (who is over 60) try to get down that low.

Irwin Christmas 2008 (15 of 38)

My youngest sister was the winner. Although I am pleased to report that I made it farther in the rounds than I did the last time we played. Apparently getting older and fatter isn't a hindrance my flexibility is improving. And in second place was my cousin's husband...who is built not at all like a yoga master at least 6 feet tall.

Irwin Christmas 2008 (35 of 38)

Irwin Christmas 2008 (38 of 38)

Seriously, that is impressive.

Irwin Christmas 2008 (34 of 38)


For some more normal holiday memories that most likely don't involve jello shots see what everyone else has to share at Stacy's!

21 comments:

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Girl, your family definitely does do fun - YAY for that. It definitely beats the same old, same old. What a hoot!

courtneyryan369 said...

OH wow. That sounds like fun. I do love Jello Shots.

I wonder if that would fly with my family for Christmas next year?

Kimberly said...

ROFLOL! Okay, that is way, way, way strange! I wonder if that would work for a shower game? Hmm...

Brittany said...

that is so creative!!! I wanna play that game with my family! I think I'd have to get some jello shots in them, first, however! :)

Christina said...

Oh my gosh, this must make for a wildly crazy fun time!!! DysFUNctional for sure, hehe! I think I wanna play...

Killlashandra said...

Games on Christmas always make the day go by faster and with more smiles. Does sound like it might have once started as a drinking game, but you're version certainly sounds like fun. :) Great pictures!

Megan said...

that is hysterical! i'll have to remember that one!

Joanna said...

What a fun game to play with the family....Especially combined with jello shots! Who doesnt love jello shots. I might have to suggest this at my next family gathering!

Jaimee said...

Hmmm...I think your family has the key to making sure Christmas is just as fun as adults as it was when you were kids! JELLO SHOTS??? We may have to start that tradition! :)

Stacy said...

Can I join in on your family celebrations - I could totally fit in!! What a hoot! Thanks for sharing your FUN family. :)

Jen said...

Ok. Your post just made my morning. You have one fun family!!

Cara said...

OMG, I was cracking up! That looks like a great time with lots of laughs. I should propose that my family. I can see the little old Italian ladies getting down low (the thought of it make me chuckle!).

cathurynn said...

When you were telling us about the game, I couldn't see it in my head. Seriously, those photos are hilarious. If I ever get my family to play, I'll take photos too!

Arizaphale said...

So what ARE jello shots? They sound harmless......but looking at the results I am not sure!!!

Shalee said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! Your rewrites were hilarious, Maggie.

It's 6 in the morning and I'm sitting here wondering if I could get anyone else in the family to play that today... even though I know my kids would win.

Mmmm, jello shots... I haven't had those in forever!

Your sister looks so much like you...

carrie said...

OH..MY...GOD. I'm cracking up over here...what a fun family tradition! I so want to try it with my dysfunctional family! I might have a chance to win at that game!

natalie said...

That's so hilarious!!!

I tagged you in a meme. I'm pretty sure you've done it before, so no pressure.

Maya said...

Oh my gosh that hilarious!!!

SarahJeanie said...

Oh my word! That is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time! Thanks for sharing!

Scrapping Servant said...

OMGoodness! These pictures are hilarious! hehehhe

Scrapping Servant said...

OMGoodness! These pictures are hilarious! hehehhe