Sunday, April 13, 2008

worm

growing up as the daughter of the scout master, i had some very great opportunities for adventure. my favorite trips of all were when i was allowed to tag along on the scout river rafting trips to the american river near sacramento. i mean, what teenage girl wouldn't love going on a long road trip with a bunch of cute scouts?! the girl to boy ratio was SO in my favor! of course i was WAY to shy to actually converse with any of those boys, but i sure loved watching them from a far and dreaming.

being that my dad went on many camping and hiking trips with the scouts, we had a good selection of sleeping bags in our family. the sleeping bags in our home were always easily accessible and never packed away in storage because they were used so frequently. if not on my dad's scouting trips, then for sleep overs with friends.

one of my favorite games to play when the sleeping bags were out, was a game we appropriately named "worm". there really wasn't much to the game, but it was fun still the same!

to play worm, all you needed to do was climb inside the sleeping bag head first so your head was at the foot of the sleeping bag. then, you would either slink around on the floor like a worm and try not to bump into anything or you could stand up and try walking around.

sounds pretty thrilling, huh? for some reason, it was always such a hoot!

so, you can imagine my enjoyment friday morning when i came downstairs to find our girls playing their own version of "worm".

this is a "lala worm". it looks like she just swallowed something big and round. apparently, kawena wanted to share her baby einstein video with this lala worm.


here, the lala worm is emerging from it's bag. i know this picture is a bit blurry, but i just loved the scraggly hair in the face, and her expression is priceless!


kawena worm


nani worm

15 comments:

aric & jess said...

Although I did not grow up with this game, my husband and his brother did. Except they added a mean boy twist by closing up the open end and tickling the poor helpless victim inside. I played it a few times...not by choice. I didn't like it so much. But the girl version looks way better, I'd play it.

Darilyn said...

How fun! I remember having tons of fun with sleeping bags too.

Rachael said...

I have never tried the worm game, but my parents never took us camping. My dad was called as scout master after being released as bishop. He hated it. He loved the boys, but preferred a bed over a cold tent floor. He would take them on great outdoor camping trips to the golf course where he would sleep in our van that had pullout beds, while the boys slept in tents. Hence no worm game for me. I think I was deprived.

Bridget said...

We camped a lot as kids and we had very similar sleeping bag games.

Also as youth every summer we river rafted down the American River! Such great memories. Loved that.

Siouxsie said...

Who would have thought worms could be so cute? :-)

Michal said...

i generally don't enjoy worms, but those i can handle!

Melissa-Mc said...

It's fun to see your own children enjoy the same happy childhood memories that you have. Cute worms!

Amanda said...

We did that as kids too! How fun. I love to watch kids enjoy something so simple!

Malia said...

Those are the cutest worms i've ever seen! At first I thought it would be a story about finding a worm somewhere it shouldn't be, then reading the first part of the story thought you found some worms in a tent then saw the sleeping bag and thought the worms would be there... I like these worms! Glad none of the girls ate the worms or something like that!

Your sicky poo worm looks like shes doing better!

Ilene said...

I am trying to remember where our sleeping bags even are...

I need to remember to be more of a fun mom.

Elizabeth said...

I don't think we even have sleeping bags for the kids. We need to be better. Your worms are adorable! :-)

Oberg Family said...

Why do we even bother with toys?

Bridget said...

yeah, we wished you could have been there too! I heard about Heidi's impromptu game night the night before. Is that what you were up 'til 4am doing?

I hear Mitch got your boots too! That's so funny. And I'm sure very uncomfortable for him.

Flyin' Hawaiian said...

my friends and i like to play stream-roller, when we are all lined up sleeping in a row ... sometimes its hard to make it all the way across!

tutu lady said...

Looks like fun to me. Great pics. Nice worms, cuddly.