I Believe in Bananagrams

"Take a letter. Okay, take another. Ha! Take a letter!" We all groan, looking at our Z's ,K's and Q's seriously piling up. We exchange looks that say, "Now how is this fair?" My mom happily continues to slide around her letter tiles, building her ultimate crossword. When the tiles are all used up, my mom throws her hands in the air and yells "WOOO HOOOO!" This is one of the many times my mom has beaten our butts at Bananagrams, and the feeling of relief that the round of humiliation is over isn't unfamiliar. But then, of course, someone says, "Who's in for another round? How about this time you have to use one dirty word!" And there we are, once again, all in.