Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Which Witch Is Which?

Remember when I told you about going to bingo with my sister this summer?  It was my 500th post, and it portryed a stunning image of what bingo nights at the church are like.  You really should go check it out.

Anyway, I've been to bingo a few times since and I do like it, but it's hard to go on  a Thursday night during the school year.  My sister and her friend d-ster still go pretty regularly and I've joined them a couple of times on Friday night at a different church. 

Same idea, though. 

Lots of old people- like way more than I'd ever expect in the cold, dark winter.  Lots of people yelling bingo.  And lots of old ladies who are too weak tired lazy to yell bingo and keep their hand in the air so the spotters know who won.  Sometimes, it takes the spotters a while to get to them.

Some people have things that they hold up to get the spotters' attention.  One lady has a huge Mickey  Mouse hand that she hold up.  Some have clapper things that they hold up.  Some have lighted wands that they hold up. 

And now, e-ster has her very own attention getter. 

Since she wins pretty frequently at bingo, she gets very tired holding her arm up to signal yet another win.  We employed l-ster to demonstrate the wonders of the Princess Wand on Christmas day.

So now, if the spinning lights don't get the attention of the spotters, the spellcasting noise definitely will.

Once l-ster figured out how to press the button to turn it on and off (thanks to auntiesparkling), she played with it for the rest of the night.  She was more than a little fascinated by the spinning lights and the noise. 

It was referred to as her "scepter" for the rest of the time she played with it.  This is the Merriam-Webster definition of scepter:  a staff or baton borne by a sovereign as an emblem of authority.  She took her emblem of authority very seriously and it wasn't until she went to bed that the baton was passed.

She tried to mesmerize and hypnotize all of us with her wand.  But I think it really only worked on her. 

Or maybe it worked on the rest of us because we watched her play with it for way too long.

Don't you love that cute Santa dress she's wearing?  A-ster made it.

And that pink thing in front of her is not a hard hat or a toilet.  It's a toy called the Bilibo toy and it's to promote imaginative play.  They don't even send directions about what to do with it so that you can really use your imagination and come up with all of the fun yourself.  Of course I had to sit in it because my imagination was taking over.  That deserves a post entirely of its own, so I'll talk about that another day.


  1. I've been to bingo a hundred times with my grandma. Even worked it when I was in high school. Can't say I've ever seen attention-getting hands, scepters, or other odd things. Do people watch so many cards now that they use up all of their arm strength working the dauber? Can't wait to hear what the old ladies think of a noise-making attention getter. In my experience, the old bingo ladies are not fans of noise. :)

    1. Oooh I hadn't thought about the noise being annoying. But, I can't imagine it's anymore annoying than BINGO. It just does the chime once but the light keeps spinnging. It'll be really funny if she gets kicked out of bingo because of her noisemaker!!


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