I know, I know. It sounds kind of lame, but it was super fun. Thanks to Nina and Maggie anyway!
It was held at the library's temporary location in the small mall because they're renovating the real library building this winter. Me, mom, and the girls were there, plus the Mosses, the Houses, and three other families. So, small group, but really just the right size for all of the kids to get a chance to win.
The "wacky" part of wacky bingo is that instead of just filling out a line on your card to win, you make wacky shapes like an X, a box, or maybe the whole entire card. So yeah, pretty insane. And the winners get a prize.
It was hilarious from the beginning because Maggie found keeping up with the numbers to be distressing, and she'd frantically yell out "This is too stressful!" "I'm stressed out!" and "Help!" Which was just adorable for me, though really truly anxiety-ridden for her. I was helping her btw, she just doesn't do well with stress.
So she sat out a few rounds, and then Nina was trying very diplomatically to help Mary move the numbers calling along a little faster, and Mary let Nina just take over. She did a great job. Then Maggie wanted a turn, so she became the number caller. She'd spin the cage thing and a ball would roll out. Then she'd pick it up, whisper to Nina to make sure she had the number right, and yell, "N FIRTY-FREE! ANYBODY HAVE N-FIRTY-FREE? ANYBODY? NO? OKAY NEXT ONE!"
It was hilarious. The other little kids were in stitches.
Then Nina announced that "Niki" was "really missing out on all this fun just to stay home and watch lame football." and everyone was like, "who is Niki? Is that their brother?" and I had to explain that Niki's what they call their father. Not a common thing in Boothbay, but oh well.
In the end, we took home three prizes: cinnamon raisin peanut butter (super good), a book about girlhood and lotion (Nina won that one), and a game. And we had a wacky fun time!