What do you do when you’ve got two kids who are: (1) extremely bored, (2) hyped up on Christmas cookies and (3) waiting not-so-patiently for the first wave of grandparents to arrive bearing gifts? Desperate times call for desperate measures, and I did the only thing I could think of. I re-created their favorite game show and made them the contestants. It was Minute to Win It, Thomas Style. Torin went first. She had a Kleenex box filled with about 15 marbles strapped to her bottom, and her mission was to empty the box in 60 seconds or less, without using her hands.
When you don’t have much junk in your trunk, it takes an awful lot of wiggling, shaking, and jumping to complete the task, but she did it with about 10 seconds to spare.
Parker did a great job, too. When he finished, he wanted to know if he had banked $75,000. I told him that unless he saw Guy Fieri walk through our front door, the answer was no. It was certainly an entertaining way to kill some time, though!