Archive for June, 2008


Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Kids Playing Partners

The players divide themselves into ladies and gentlemen, if the ladies predominate they must impersonate gentlemen, and vice versa. The gentlemen then proceed to choose lady partners. One of the players next undertakes to question the couples. The fun consists of the questions being put to the lady and the gentleman answering for her. “Do you like your partner?” the lady is asked, and the gentleman may reply, “Yes, I adore him.” Whatever the reply the lady is forbidden to deny it; if she does, or if she answers for herself, she must pay a forfeit.

But retaliation comes, for when all the ladies have been questioned the gentleman’s turn arrives, and the ladies answer for their partners. “What is your favorite occupation?” the question may be, and the lady may answer “Dressing dulls,” or “Making mudpies,” or anything ridiculous that occurs to her.

Image © Tom@HK @ Flickr, Attribution

Games for All Occasions by Mary E. Blain