For all who have done Mad-Libs, be prepared for the Aab-Libs!
Be warned, this may take 5-10 minutes, but hey, it’s Christmas break, you have the time! These usually produce some hilarity, so let’s see what happens as you help us form our Christmas letter made specifically for you!
Four Quick Instructions.
- You’ll need to have a piece of paper or an open word document.
- Go through the numbered list below and give your creative words for each specific word-type (just like Mad-Libs).
- Copy the story below and add your words that correspond with the numbers in the story (obviously, erase the numbers).
- Insert this as a “comment” and it’ll post. Be patient if it doesn’t post as a comment right away, in some cases I’ll need to approve you as a commenter.
After some time I’ll list those that cracked me up the most and then pick a winner based off those. The winner gets a great White-Elephant gift to give away next year.
DO NOT READ THE STORY FIRST!!! Fill in these words first (note: it is usually obvious to read the ones that people read ahead first).
- A holiday
- Something eatable
- Something That Makes Noise
- A Sport
- Body Part
- Mode of Transportation
- Something women talk about
- Geographical Location
- City, State or Country
- Emotion ending with “ness”
************* Now Here is the Christmas Letter **************
(1)! What a year! Our hope is that this letter will only serve as an invitation to stay in touch all the more in 2013! Perhaps you’d like to come to our (2) party? Feel free to bring some (3) and (4) to drink!
So that we don’t actually have to (5) at the party, let me bring you up to speed on our 2012. Our oldest daughter (6), is now (7) years old, she is two years older than our second daughter (8), who really loves to play the (9). We enrolled the girls in (10) classes this year. We are constantly reminding them to not practice in the (11) as it scuffs up the walls. Man, that is not a sport for me, if I were to try it I’d probably strain my (12).
Our son, (13), loves his family, (14) and (15)! He is a quick-learner and pretty coordinated. At some point in 2013 I am sure he’ll be riding his (16) without training-wheels!
Elisabeth and I are doing well! From time to time Elisabeth gets to speak to women at churches about what the Bible says about (17). My organization, Youthmark is doing well and I’ve gotten to travel all the way from (18) to (19) this last year!
I hope 2013 brings you much (20)!
******In the Running ******
*I chose to pick my favorite lines from the Aab-Libs to be in the Running…
“Our son, Tinker Bell, loves his family, driving and panang curry!” AlonAlon
“Elisabeth gets to speak to women at churches about what the Bible says about Brian Aaby.” AlonAlon
“Feel free to bring some strawberries and hand sanitizer to drink!” Will
“I am sure he’ll be riding his time-machine without training-wheels!” Will
“Elisabeth gets to speak to women at churches about what the Bible says about nail polish.” Audrey
“Feel free to bring some moldy cheese and toilet water to drink!” Halle
“Holy buckets!” mrsmommyaaby
“Our son, Lars, loves his family, antiquing and hummus!… I am sure he’ll be riding his zip line without training-wheels!” mrsmommyaaby
“I hope 2013 brings you much compulsiveness!” mrsmommyaaby
“Feel free to bring some fudge and paint to drink!” lessonsfromlizzie
“From time to time Elisabeth gets to speak to women at churches about what the Bible says about feminism.” lessonsfromlizzie
I loved them all, but I have to say the line that caught me off-guard the most and made me laugh the most was Alon’s line about Elisabeth teaching about what the Bible says about me! Way to go Alon, you get a white-elephant gift for Christmas 2013, I’ll bring it down to you on my next SoCal trip!