I saw a funny picture on Facebook last week – dish jenga. I laughed because it’s true – at least in my life.
Usually it doesn’t come to this but on Monday, it was the perfect dish drainer jenga storm. YA took the last brownie to work – an empty Tupperware. Cooked down the last of the raspberries into a sauce. Made a bundt cake – mixing bowl and then bundt pan. Three jars of pesto – that was a biggie as it uses the salad spinner and most of the food processor and accessories. Then add in the dishes from breakfast as well as all the measuring cups, spoons and spatulas for all the morning endeavors and I was well and truly jenga’d.
If the dishwasher were working I suppose I could have filled it up instead and if I’d been willing to get out a dishtowel to dry, I could have put things away as I was working. But for some reason, while I am willing to stop between steps of projects to wash things, washing AND drying doesn’t seem like a good use of time when I know dishes will dry on their own. I’m guessing this is the kind of thought process that results in most folks who end up with dish jenga.
I’ve never liked the actual Jenga game very much. The groups I’ve played in haven’t managed to keep the game going very long and it’s not that much fun when you are constantly having to pick up all the pieces. And life-size Jenga is terrifying; I only played it once on the beach in St. Thomas and it gave me nightmares.
What are your favorite board games?