The TICKLE MONSTER
May 22, 2012 by Shelley
We have a monster in our house. Luckily, he’s not a very scary one. He comes out usually right after dinner, but right before bedtime. He,… is our tickle monster.
In a deep not-so-scary voice, our Tickle Monster whispers, “I’m gonna GET you, I’m GONNA GET YOU!” It’s really the basic game of chasing and squealing, but oh it does my heart good. My kids try to reach the official ‘safe zone’, but they inevitably get caught by the Tickle Monster and, of course, are TICKLED. Lots.
There are few things better in this world, than kids laughing. The best is when you hear a gut laugh that is so genuine, you know it must hurt their tummy a little.
Then they all BEG to have a turn as the Tickle Monster, but let’s be honest. Daddy does it best.
And once they’re all tuckered out, they usually ask for one of their favorite bedtime stories: The Tickle Monster.
This sweet and simple nightly game, is one of the joys I look forward to every day. I’m sure glad we have a Tickle Monster living at our house. Do you have one living at your home too? I think they are common monsters.
Do you have any fun family games? I highly recommend making tickle time a top priority. You really don’t need any fancy tickle gloves to become a great monster, but you can find the adorably fuzzy kit here. It really would make the perfect gift for Father’s Day. It’s one of those gifts that keeps on giving.
“All you need in the world is love and laughter. That’s all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.” -August Wilson
***Update*** We were just contacted by the publishers of Tickle Monster who saw this post. I am honored that the author, Josie Bissett, saw our Tickle Monster in action. They were ‘tickled’ and wanted to offer 3 free kits to our readers!! This would seriously make the best Father’s Day gift. 3 winners will win one Tickle Monster Laughter Kit. Simply leave a comment below on why you need a Tickle Monster in your house. Open to US readers. Winners will be selected by random.org and announced Tuesday, June 5th. ***This giveaway has ended.
Brad, thanks for being our Tickle Monster. We sure do love you.