Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley, take note.

Here’s a great idea for a new, interactive game for adults: Two-year-speak. This would be a great gift for baby showers or the parents who are celebrating their baby’s first birthday.

Cards are printed with various phrases, which must be correctly translated in order to win hugs and smiles.

For example, on one card: “I want to hata-bata-ba.” Note: until you get this phrase correctly interpreted and responded to, you will not receive any more cards.

Various lines of questioning must be pursued to reach the correct translation. Questions must be answered with a yes, no or nothing.

Try questions like:

  • Where do we do it?
  • What do you mean?
  • Is it something we eat?
  • Do we go in the car?
  • Is it outside?
  • Who do you do it with?
  • Show me where it is.

In the end, points can be earned by producing creative distractions that result in smiles and hugs.

The person with the most-correctly-answered children cards wins.

Aïcha & Brioni, May 07
Sharing a drink.

Aïcha & Brioni, May 07
Aïcha is determined to pick Brioni up.