We’ve been playing “the guessing game” quite a lot around the house recently. Since I first introduced this little gem to Lily, she can’t seem to get enough. Here’s how it works: Someone thinks of something and offers clues to the rest of us. “I’m thinking of something purple” or “I’m thinking of a food that is yellow” or “I’m thinking of something white and cold inside.”
If Lily is offering the clues, they generally run along the lines of “this girl with long blond hair pricked her finger on a spinning wheel”, or “this girl went into the woods and found a cabin”, or “this girl has red hair and swims in the ocean.” Essentially, all of her clues are about girls from stories, most often a princess of some sort.
For Jack, though, things are different.
“It flies” is the only clue that Jack provides. From this clue, the answers are usually Buzz Lightyear, a kite, a duck, or an archaepteryx, which everyone knows is a flying dinosaur. When you guess right he says, “That’s right! It is an archaepteryx! Good job, Lily!”