We’ve got a new game Kiddo has been playing recently. For lack of a better name, we’ve been referring to it as the “How About” game. Rules are simple: parental unit says “How abouuuut _______?” and Kiddo responds with either an opposite or an associated word. For example, we’ll say “How about down?” and he’ll say “How about up?” Or, from last night: “How about rice?” and his response “How about beans?” If we happen to hit one of his preferred responses, he’ll either giggle or just say “YES!”
He’s got some cute ideas of how things pair up. Many of these are reversible.
|(Us) How about…||(Kiddo) How about…|
|The Outback (aka Dad’s car)||The Prius (aka Mom’s car)|
|[Any other Muppet]||Elmo|
|[Any other color]||Orange|
|Orange||YES! (or occasionally Red)|
|Uncle Nick||Uncle Tim|
…and many other pairs.
The puzzler in me is pretty sure there’s one in there somewhere just waiting to come out.