Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Virtual Visit

Birdy has tagged me to invite everyone over for a virtual visit.

If you came to our house–You would see: Blankets and stuffed animals in large piles, representing either a hospital or luggage for some trip or other. Matchbox cars in long rows. A lot of piles of books. Giant exercise balls and a stroller that we can't find any home for except the living room.

We’d probably feed you: Whatever you were kind enough to bring with you. Or whatever some previous kind visitor had left. In a more normal life, I might have cookies to pull out or fix taco salad if you could stay for supper. If you stayed for a movie, we'd pop popcorn.

And offer you this to drink: Water or iced green tea. Maybe lemonade if I was feeling very inspired.

We’d undoubtedly ask if you’d read: Some of Patricia Wrede's YA fantasy series, which we have been enjoying immensely the past few weeks. The ducklings would undoubtedly ask you to read something, perhaps Cowboy Small or The Three Billy Goats Gruff. But they wouldn't care whether you'd read it before or not.

We’d want to play this music for you: Hmmm . . . I don't usually play music for company. Too much noise gets to me. Maybe Joshua Bell on the violin for some soothing background music or a little jazz if we wanted something peppier.

We’d want to tell you the latest about: Hilarious things the ducklings have said, how the twins are doing, our plumbing problem that turned out (after three plumber visits) to be a roofing problem.

We’d probably suggest a game of: It would depend on how many of you there were. For just a couple of people, maybe euchre or Rook. For a bigger crowd, probably "class struggle," a game that can be expanded by just adding more decks of cards. Or DOB might just want to teach you whatever new card game he's learned recently.

We might show off: Twin-sized baby equipment. Our kids. DOB has taken up juggling, but I don't think he's ready to show off yet.

We might get on the computer and show you: Perhaps DOB would try to get you to take a test analyzing your Myers-Briggs personality type. We might show you some family pictures.

If it was a long enough visit, we might watch: Well, we want to finish watching The Taming of the Shrew, but you probably don't want to jump in two-thirds of the way through. Maybe we'd pull out Wallace and Gromit, or if you had time for a full movie, one of our obscure favorites, Son of Monte Cristo.

Oh–and if I have to tag some other bloggers? I hate to just invite myself over, especially as I've just tagged a bunch of people. So if you want company, grab the meme!

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