Madlibs, teens, and younger siblings - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 17 Old 04-23-2008, 01:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ruthla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 47,873
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
We were just reading some old Mad Libs that had already been done, when we discovered a few that were done when my 13yo had a few of her friends over and DS wasn't in the room.

Words like "condom" and "tampon", along with some expletives, were sprinkled liberally in there!

Needless to say, I'm not letting my 6yo read these! He's at an age where he often repeats things he's read and these are simply not things a 6yo should be saying, especially around his playmates!

So he was really upset that I wouldn't let him read all the old madlibs in the book. But DD2 ripped out all the innapropriate ones (so everything still in the book is acceptable) and we're doing some new ones now.

Ruth, single mommy to Leah, 19, Hannah, 18, and Jack, 12
Ruthla is offline  
#2 of 17 Old 04-23-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Ammaarah's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 2,378
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's exactly how I played Mad Libs as a young teen. Maybe they need their own separate Mad Libs books.
Ammaarah is offline  
#3 of 17 Old 04-23-2008, 02:01 PM
 
PoppyMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: In my own delusions.
Posts: 3,305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Could you have the older kids use a separate piece of paper to right down their words. That way your little one still has the book.

We used to play dirty madlibs....ok I still do sometimes...but we have totally outgrown "condom" and "tampon" LOL
PoppyMama is offline  
#4 of 17 Old 04-23-2008, 02:16 PM
 
frontierpsych's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Where the other 4999 Bensoners are...
Posts: 6,397
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DH and I still do this! I'd probably just get them seperate mad libs books, they're like what, a buck?

I'm 21, and still everytime a mad lib calls for a body part, my mind blanks out to everything besides penis, vagina, nipple, and butthole, lol!

I'm a modifiedartist.gif DH is a reading.gif we have 2 angel.gifs, and DS is a rainbow1284.gif baby.gif
frontierpsych is offline  
#5 of 17 Old 04-23-2008, 09:27 PM
 
UnschoolnMa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Trying to release my cows..Join Me!
Posts: 15,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We do the "off color" stuff in Madlibs too, but I can see how it might be too much for a 6 year old that isn't "there" yet. I agree that it's probably time for seperate madlib books or for her to remember to rip her completed ones out when she's done.

"The true measure of a man is how he treats a man who can do him absolutely no good."
peace.gif  Embrace the learning that is happening within the things that are actually happening!    
UnschoolnMa is offline  
#6 of 17 Old 04-23-2008, 09:44 PM
 
dubfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: In My Urban Garden
Posts: 2,180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh I hadn't even thought about MadLubs.
Somethings else to look forward to. Those are so much fun....esp when you get old enough for Dirty Madlibs. That is cool that you are letting your DD play her way. I was worried when I started reading that you were going to make her stop.

BTW Condom and Tampon are soooooo tame compared to what I would have used at 13.
dubfam is offline  
#7 of 17 Old 04-23-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Jessy1019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Flemington, NJ
Posts: 3,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa View Post
We do the "off color" stuff in Madlibs too, but I can see how it might be too much for a 6 year old that isn't "there" yet. I agree that it's probably time for seperate madlib books or for her to remember to rip her completed ones out when she's done.
We all do dirty madlibs here, and DD is only 5.5. It's just more fun that way!!

I have such fond mad lib memories from when I was younger . . . such an awesome game, and I love that my daughter likes to play too!

Proud Anti-Adoption, Atheist, Reproductive-Freedom Fighter Mama
Rylie is 7, Ronin is 3.5
Jessy1019 is offline  
#8 of 17 Old 04-24-2008, 01:41 AM
 
UnschoolnMa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Trying to release my cows..Join Me!
Posts: 15,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh yeah my Ds would have been all over giving me "Poophead" or "fart" or "a$$" when he was 6 too lol.

"The true measure of a man is how he treats a man who can do him absolutely no good."
peace.gif  Embrace the learning that is happening within the things that are actually happening!    
UnschoolnMa is offline  
#9 of 17 Old 04-24-2008, 09:15 AM
 
gargirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I remember playing mad libs just that way! LOL

I am sure my kids do that too.
gargirl is offline  
#10 of 17 Old 04-24-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Marsupialmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: St. Louis MO
Posts: 9,500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I vote for seperate Madlibs. I think the 13 year old and friends acted in an age typical fashion, even if it isn't appropriate behavior.
Marsupialmom is offline  
#11 of 17 Old 04-24-2008, 03:12 PM
Banned
 
ThreeBeans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I love dirty madlibs
ThreeBeans is offline  
#12 of 17 Old 04-25-2008, 08:50 AM
 
kewb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,349
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My friends and I did that with madlibs. I would get them their own madlibs.

Kathy-Mom to Blake & Mikaela
kewb is offline  
#13 of 17 Old 05-01-2008, 06:54 AM
 
SAHDS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: surrounded by the Joneses
Posts: 3,467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used to do that when I was a pre-teen/teen too. I think it's normal.

We did about 3 straight hours of Madlibs on our last road trip to Cali and stopped when we read one about drinking a cup of black diarrhea... priceless...

Sgt. Renninger, Ofc. Owens, Ofc. Griswold, Ofc. Richards, Deputy Mundell
Gone but not fogotten.
SAHDS is offline  
#14 of 17 Old 05-03-2008, 09:34 AM
 
mommy68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 6,599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by frontierpsych View Post
DH and I still do this! I'd probably just get them seperate mad libs books, they're like what, a buck?

I'm 21, and still everytime a mad lib calls for a body part, my mind blanks out to everything besides penis, vagina, nipple, and butthole, lol!
lol, I'm the same way and I'm 40. In our house, all my kids learn they learn from us. scary thought.

Single (divorced), self-employed working, college student MOM to:

 

17 yr old

11 yr old 

 4 yr old

mommy68 is offline  
#15 of 17 Old 05-04-2008, 08:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ruthla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 47,873
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Oh, I have no problem with DS hearing various body parts, and I have no problem with my 13yo coming up with "dirty madlibs"- I just don't want my 6yo reading (and repeating!) the ones the teenagers came up with!

Ruth, single mommy to Leah, 19, Hannah, 18, and Jack, 12
Ruthla is offline  
#16 of 17 Old 05-04-2008, 08:35 PM
 
AbundantLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 178
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ammaarah View Post
That's exactly how I played Mad Libs as a young teen. Maybe they need their own separate Mad Libs books.

Me too. Must be some rite of passage. I found some dirty Madlibs that my 14 year old did with a friend. I'm sure they thought they were hilarious.
AbundantLife is offline  
#17 of 17 Old 05-05-2008, 12:10 AM
 
2mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think that it is cool that she was doing the mad libs, look at this way at least she knew what an adjective was! Some kids her age don't! I would go with what pp's have said get her her own stash... Maybe this would be a good time for some sex ed too, so she gets the facts not just whatever her friends are telling her!!
2mama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off