Friday, January 13, 2012

Car Bingo - Chicago Version

When we were in St. Louis over Christmas, one of the wee ones' joys was to play car bingo as we drive in my in-laws' car. It's become the first thing they do when they climb into the car. The only issue is when they can't find items on their cards. Unfortunately, we don't often see a post office or a wheel barrow or a ladder. Fortunately, we can still generally manage to have someone get a bingo of five in a row before we get to our destination - but not always.

Of course, the wee ones want to know if they can play this when we get home and not just when we're with the in-laws. Somehow, I don't see the bingo going over too well. The landmarks we have just aren't the same as those that we see up in Chicago. I have a solution of course. I'm in the process of inventing my very own Car Bingo - Chicago version. And if this already exists, hush. I don't want to know!

Go ahead. Take a closer look.

So what do you think? Is this my million dollar idea? What would you put on your car bingo?


Tara R. January 14, 2012 at 8:21 AM  

All of these would work in my town too! This bingo card would be popular here, looks like a winner to me.

Pat January 14, 2012 at 10:13 AM  

These are great! For my rural area, I'd have "Deer on side of road about to jump in front of your car." And more: Dead skunk, dead possum, dead deer, dead squirrel, traffic lights all flashing red, water tank.

Sandra January 14, 2012 at 10:26 AM  

- snow piles taller than your car.
- car driving way too slow in a no-pass zone.
- bumper to bumper rush hour traffic.
- train tracks in town-center.


Heather E January 16, 2012 at 12:43 AM  

HAHAHAHAHAH! I laughed so hard when I read these because all I remember as a kid when I had to travel there to spend weekends with my dad was the WAITING FOREVER because of construction, traffic, etc!


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Melisa Wells January 17, 2012 at 7:01 AM  

Hilarious. You should go ahead and get those made up!

Michelle January 17, 2012 at 3:40 PM  

Tara - Here I thought it was just a Chicago thing.... It always amazes me when I go back to Minnesota and see how polite and quiet everyone is. And how you can get from point A to point B without a problem ;)

Pat - Ooooo I forgot the deer and such. They and the squirrels seem to have a death wish near us. Interestingly, I'd never seen a deer hit before a couple weeks ago :s

Sandra - Oh don't get me started on the cars driving slow. We have a 2 lane road near me where people seem to ALWAYS drive 10-15 mph below the speed limit now, and it drives me batty when I need to be somewhere and calculated the time based on normal speeds - and not then hitting every traffic light.

Heather - We definitely do a lot of waiting. That doesn't mean we're good at it though ;)

Melisa - I just might. We may have a Blissdom road trip, and how fun to have these to play!

Anonymous January 19, 2012 at 6:48 AM  

Love the bingo! jan

Megryansmom January 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

Don't forget the ever popular "car turning left from the right lane" and "naked hookers on Cicero Ave"

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