Leah: “Mom, do you want to play Truth or Dare?”
Me: “Um, sure.”
Leah: “Ok, pick Truth or Dare.”
Leah: “Is it true you have kissed dad?”
(Giggles from Leah.)
Leah: “Ok, now you ask me, truth or dare.”
Me: “Ok, truth or dare?”
Me: “Is it true you have a crush on a boy in Kindergarten?”
The game continued with her daring me to kiss dad when I was done doing my hair. I took her dare. Then Ethan wanted to play. He admitted to not kissing any girls (whew!) and then declined my dare to dance while singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. He is not much for dancing.
Rob over heard our game and asked what the heck I was teaching our kids. It wasn’t my idea, Leah started it. I just took advantage of the game to make sure my kids weren’t kissing or crushing on boys and girls their age. The game was reassuring, actually.
This game was fun. And maybe when they get older and someone wants to play the grown-up version of truth or dare they’ll remember playing this game with their mom and keep it clean. This is my hope, anyway.
I am already thinking of some silly “dares” for our next game. This could become our Sunday morning ritual!