Last week while my husband was off work, I took a few hours with each of my kids separately to just hang out with mom. We went shopping (post-Christmas deals, of course!) and out to lunch (because I love to eat). When my son and I went out last Friday, we went to Steak N Shake, his choice after he found out the McDonald's didn't have a playplace. On his little menu was a Madlib.
Now, let me just tell you. Trying to explain to an almost-four-year-old who has had no experience in formal language whatsoever what nouns, adjectives, and verbs are is quite a task! Nevertheless I took it upon myself to let him do the entire thing all by himself.
So here it is, in all its glory! My almost-four-year-old's madlib from Steak N Shake:
(Since for some reason, there is no underlining option in Blogger, his fill-in-the-blank words appear in BOLD.)
A YUMMY well-dressed lady with a giant PICKLE on her head came GO-ing into Steak n Shake. "Hello, all you wonderful CRAYONs, I'm here to present the Award for the City's Best BOY." She opened a SPATULA, took out a DOT, and handed it to a CIRCULAR server. "Here's your trophy. Congratulations," she said, applauding and excitedly COUNT-ing. Then she went back outside, got in her FOOD and left.
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen! A madlib by a toddler!
Oh, and one more thing. I'd just like to point about that apparently whoever WROTE this madlib has also had no formal language training. Did you see it too? The comma where there should have been a period. Seriously. What has the world come to?