I have discovered that an ancillary benefit of a baby is the ammo they provide for for the drinking game “Have You Ever.” If you haven’t played this game (drink), the premise is that a group of people sit in a circle and one will say something that they have done to the group, preceded by the name of the game…
“Have you ever bungy-jumped?”
Anyone who has NOT bungy-jumped is immediately labeled a boring person and is forced to drink. The idea is to get a bunch of your friends drunk, while making yourself seem cool. (Have you ever hiked the Inca Trail with a supermodel while high on peyote? Wow, everyone is drinking? I guess I’m the only one to do that.) As an almost thirty-something with mostly childless friends, I am actively searching for the opportunity to play this game and pull a few of my new arrows out of my quiver. For example, have you ever:
Dropped another person on their head?
Been pooped on by another person?
Caused another person to pee on their own face?
Googled the term “cervical ripening”?
Tasted breast milk? (okay, I haven’t done this yet, but it is only a matter of time before curiosity or too much alcohol gets the better of me.)
I think this would also give me the opportunity to find out some really strange things about my friends. Who wants to play?