Sunday, October 3, 2010

Five Righteous Party Games

In General Conference today, parents were advised to be careful when it comes to allowing our children to have sleepovers. That is because many of the games that are played at sleepovers do not meet standards we expect from our young people - but these unworthy games are not the only options for sleepover fun. The following are a few examples of the kind of party games we do not want our youth to participate in and alternative party games that do meet our values…

BAD PARTY GAME: Spin The Bottle
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Spin The Bible

BAD PARTY GAME: Truth Or Dare
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Truth Restored Or Dare

BAD PARTY GAME: Seven Minutes In Heaven
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Forty Years In The Wilderness

BAD PARTY GAME: Bloody Mary
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Bloody Mary Ellen W. Smoot

BAD PARTY GAME: Putting a kid’s hand in water to make him pee the bed.
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Immersing a kid’s entire body in water to save his soul.

14 comments:

Brooke said...

40 Years in the Wilderness would make for a really long sleepover.

Matsby said...

But it would teach you a very important lesson.

Carla said...

BAD PARTY GAME: Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Laying on of hands

BAD PARTY GAME: Ouija Board
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Reading Moroni 10:3-7 and praying for a testimony

Matsby said...

Awesome, SIster Carla!

Kelly said...

BAD PARTY GAME: Murder in the dark
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: One must perish preventing nations from dwindling in unbelief.

BAD PARTY GAME: Prank calling
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Calling people to repentance.

Christy said...

Yea, the no sleepovers went over really well with my crew.

Carla said...

@ Kelly: "calling people to repentence"

I laughed out loud.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

My favorite was when Elder Ballard listed the names of about 10 different drugs; my husband added "smack" to the list and I said "the sweet mary jane," and then we thought it would have been awesome if Elder Ballard had just turned loose on the street names for said drugs.

Cap said...

It is important to understand and recognize the bad games and to always have an alternative. I'll be making sure my 3rd son follows these.

Urban Koda said...

Just classic Matsby!! Always fresh and always entertaining!

Ringer said...

BAD PARTY GAME: Ding Dong Ditch
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: Ding Dong Door Approach

BAD PARTY GAME: I've Never...
RIGHTEOUS ALTERNATIVE: I Will Never...

Your posts have been not come at the regular pace I have come to expect Brother Matsby. I fear you might be tinkering on inactivity.

Proud Mama said...

I can always count on laughing when I visit your blog! We've missed you!!!

Obscurity Jones said...

I first learned about sex at a slumber party. One of my friends told us about it and at first I couldn't believe it was possible, since my parents slept with their garments on. Upon thinking about it further, I was so grossed out I asked my mom if it was true. I'm surprised she ever let me go to another sleepover again (probably, the opportunity to get a kid out of the house outweighed the corruption of my 7 year old soul)! Fortunately I outgrew the gross-out, but am now wishing I had turned it into a faith promoting testimony meeting. For the record, the girl who first told us about sex later apostatized and joined another church (Catholic - not that there's anything wrong with that!). Figures!

seema said...

BAD PARTY GAME