Sometime within the last six months our family has grown to love a game we play whenever we're in the car, without fail.
A game most affectionately titled: "YELLOW CAR!"
I wasn't there, but I'm told that it started when my Beloved and Sauce were on a somewhat long drive together. They, in their matching competitive natures, craved beating each other at something, so the game came to life.
The (unwritten rules) are these:
1. The game starts over each time we start a new ride, i.e., each time our car is turned off and back on again the scores reset. No one needs to officially start the game, it is always ON.
2. The first person to actually see a yellow vehicle yells out "YELLOW CAR!" as loudly and obnoxiously as possible with absolutely no regard for anyone who might be speaking at the moment.
3 The first person to call the YELLOW CAR gets one point.
4. Construction equipment does not count. It must be a vehicle that can actually drive on the road.
5. Due to his age, Squirt gets every point regardless if he is the first to call it out. We all just respond with, "Good job Squirt!"
6. The game grows and morphs the longer we play it. "Slug Bug Yellow!" now earns an extra point.
7. If you call out "YELLOW CAR!" and the car you've called is so far in the distance that you only thought it was yellow (and took a chance because your kids were winning by an embarrassing number of points), and the car is not actually yellow in color, you then LOSE a point.
8. If a sibling argument results from calling a YELLOW CAR, both arguers lose a point.
So, now that you know the game, you can understand why a sight like this might make us get into a fender bender of some sort. :-)
And why watching movies of any kind will have us screaming, "YELLOW CAR!" from the couch at the slightest glimpse of one in the movie, hence distracting us from the actual dialogue and general plot of the movie. Because c'mon, we can't willingly lose a game!!!
Enter our current problem:
I just thought you should know in case you catch a ride with us somewhere or come over for a movie night.