How much more of a hint do I need?

The Pea | Posted by Jannie on 23 October 2008 @ 10:29 PM 28 Comments

She: Pick a number between 1 and 1000.
Me: Guessing game?
She: Yeah.
Me: Okay, 500.
She: No.
Me: Okay, can you tell me if I need to go higher or lower?
She: No.
Me: No?
She: No.
Me: 229?
She: No.
Me: Well, could you give me some kind of a hint?
She:  It’s not 229 – that’s your hint.


 (P.S.  I don’t know what the heck a trackback is but I think I just added one to this post.  We’ll see what, if anything, happens.  And what the heck is a ping?)
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  • 1

    On 23 October 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Gattina said, 

    A Halloween tongue, lol !

  • 2

    On 24 October 2008 at 12:11 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Did you get blue when she said “No”?
    Ask her if her number was between 1 n 10, what would it be? Then base the guess on that-
    Or say, “I’m sorry, Babe, I’m not psychic today!” I assume she knows you are sometimes…. Cause Moms know everything!

  • 3

    On 24 October 2008 at 12:47 am

    squib said, 

    Upon my word! It’s the beginnings of Violet Beauregarde!

  • 4

    On 24 October 2008 at 12:53 am

    Thomma Lyn said, 

    *giggle*! Love her blue tongue. And hey, “not 229” is a hint! 😉

  • 5

    On 24 October 2008 at 4:45 am

    Julie said, 

    356? Does she know all the numbers between 1 and 1000? It’s funny, cause yesterday I asked my son, “pick a number between 1 and 10.” To which he replied, “35.” (that’s his favorite number cause it is his daddy’s age.

  • 6

    On 24 October 2008 at 5:30 am

    Mama Zen said, 

    My daughter likes “guess what animal I am.” Drives me nuts!

  • 7

    On 24 October 2008 at 5:55 am

    Shay said, 

    My brother used to do “Guess what corporate tax attorney I am.” (He’s never been a lot of fun)

  • 8

    On 24 October 2008 at 9:35 am

    wade said, 

    In the game “Twenty Questions” does “Animal Vegetable or Mineral” count as one or three questions ?

  • 9

    On 24 October 2008 at 12:11 pm

    justagirl said, 

    wow I dont know how you found my blog but I am glad you did. Love that you are in Austin and love that you are a songwriter. You daughter is beautiful

  • 10

    On 24 October 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Molly said, 

    Hey thanks, for dropping by my site. I appreciate the input. I love this conversation. She’s made up her rules and she’s stickin’ by ’em.

  • 11

    On 24 October 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Lisa said, 

    Your daughter is so cute! And for the record, my guess is 2…

    Thanks for dropping by my blog –always nice to “meet” other people from Austin!

  • 12

    On 24 October 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Kerri said, 

    Ping Pong?!

    Oh and my guess is 42.

  • 13

    On 24 October 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Caitlin said, 

    Haha, that is absolutely cute. I was also going to guess 42 but someone beat me to it! 😛

    Also, a trackback is something that bloggers use to keep track of who is linking to their site. For example, if someone linked back to this post, it would make a trackback on this page linking back to the place where your post was linked at that site. I hope that made sense.

  • 14

    On 24 October 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Vered - MomGrind said, 

    Your daughter is absolutely adorable. AND smart. She demonstrated some great negotiation skills here. :)

  • 15

    On 24 October 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Bee said, 

    HA HA! Too funny! My 5 y/o niece loves to ask me questions and responds with weird off the wall things.

    The other day she asked me why I decided to have dogs instead of kids. I told her I could put my dogs in a kennel but I’d go to jail if I did that to a kid. Her response “Well, your dogs’ kennels are too small. Maybe if you got big ones you wouldn’t go to jail.”


  • 16

    On 24 October 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Nicole said, 

    Your daughter is so cute!

  • 17

    On 25 October 2008 at 7:04 am

    Jannie said, 

    Gattina, Justagirl, Molly, Lisa, and Nicole – hi, and welcome. Yes she is a cutie. I suppose now that I’m making almost $4.00 a week in ads I’m exploiting her cuteness.
    Vered, yes she is a born negotiator, like her dad.
    Thomma Lyn, always a pleasure to “see” you.
    Snag, good idea. As usual.
    Squib, yes, she’s sure got the golden ticket.
    Julie, she can actually count to a trillion (or could but would never live long enough.)
    MamaZ, guess what animal, we went through that stage too.
    Shay, guess what corporate tax atty – lol.
    Wade, we don’t count those 3 at all, for us they’re freebies to get the game going. Then you get your 20.
    Lisa, it WAS 2! I got it pretty fast.
    Kerri, kinda like tag I guess?
    Caity! Oh, now I get it. I have seen those.
    Bee, many parents have considered cages, yes indeed. Not THIS parent, but some have.

  • 18

    On 25 October 2008 at 9:49 am

    Renee said, 

    Ha! This reminded me of a time when I was playing hang-man with my son and he wouldn’t guess a letter for 2 hours because he didn’t want to pick a wrong one. 2 HOURS!!!! And I guess I’m just as stubborn b/c I wouldn’t quit the game until he picked a letter (he was a captive audience… we were waiting on my car to get repaired.)

  • 19

    On 25 October 2008 at 9:49 am

    Renee said, 

    P.S. Blue is my favorite kind! You gotta love those blue tongues! She’s so cute!

  • 20

    On 25 October 2008 at 10:15 am

    karyn said, 

    love the game and picture!

  • 21

    On 25 October 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Lisa said, 

    It was 2? I was right?? YESSSSSS… :)

  • 22

    On 26 October 2008 at 6:08 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Renee, the blue stuff is such garbage but she has it only once in a “Blue” moon.
    Karyn, I do like how the picture fits in perfectly with my blog’s colors too!
    Lisa, yes it was 2!! I think I next went 999, 998, 997, 1, 2 and had it! Kids!

  • 23

    On 27 October 2008 at 4:06 am

    Jo said, 

    This really made me smile…and how cute is she!

  • 24

    On 27 October 2008 at 11:22 am

    Jannie said, 

    Glad ya smiled, Jo! I thought it was pretty funny too. She is my angel, that’s for sure.

  • 25

    On 27 October 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Carla said, 

    Absolutely priceless!!!

  • 26

    On 1 November 2008 at 11:37 pm

    KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said, 

    She is super awesome, and smart. Never give too much of a hint, that’s spoils the fun.

  • 27

    On 7 November 2008 at 4:59 pm

    debbie said, 

    Jannie, This is such a cute post. Thanks for linking it to my site. I couldn’t get Mr. Linky to let me delete the first one you put on – so you get two on. No big deal! And I’m not sure about the ping thing either. I need to figure that out.

    debbie’s last blog post..Another bad mothering confession

  • 28

    On 5 April 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Jannie said, 

    :) by:Kelly oh do you like cookies?

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