13 favorite games of the Lil’ Duck

He’s such a playful little soul, and loves to play games, especially at 2am when the rest of us just want to sleep…. so here are thirteen of his favorite games!

  1. His modified hide-and-seek game, where he seeks ;).
  2. Peek-a-boo – a forever favorite, though it has now been expanded to covering the duck’s eyes and him covering our eyes.
  3. The tickle monster – now with retaliation from the “button ‘ickle” master!
  4. The clothes chase – any mention of clothes or diapers elicits a mad flight around the house, with him cackling all the while.
  5. 1-2-3-jump!! Off of anything, especially the edge of the pool and the coffee table – jumping from the coffee table to the couch is a fun thing too, apparently.
  6. Speaking of the couch, it’s time to play “toss all the pillows off the couch and cackle hysterically”!!
  7. Hop, bounce, leap – the couch and the bed both make great bouncing places, tho the floor works as well.
  8. Spin me around until I get super dizzy, then I’ll try to walk while laughing hysterically. Good for laughs all the way around!
  9. The alphabet game – we have to point to each letter as it is sung by the alphabet toy, over and over and over. He’ll also single out one letter to repeat over and over again….
  10. Lining random items up and counting them – then knocking them down and starting over!
  11. The kiss psyche – making kissy faces and noises, running towards you, then at the last second running backwards, laughing with glee.
  12. Turning the TV on and off and on and off and on……
  13. “Talking” to the dog – barking, whining, feeding her imaginary tea, playing peek-a-boo, etc.

62 Responses to 13 favorite games of the Lil’ Duck

  1. Dee Stewart August 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

    Loved the list. Reminds me of my six-year-old back when she was such a mystery. Now she tells me things I don’t want to know. :)

  2. Tasra Dawson August 18, 2006 at 1:59 am #

    Wowie! What a load of comments you got on this one…must have struck a nerve! :-) At least it did with me…I recognize nearly all of those games. How’d you know???

  3. Zeus August 18, 2006 at 12:04 am #

    Playing tickle monster sounds like fun! However, I personally do not enjoyed being tickle, but if it were just tickling Lil Duck, I would be ok with it! I also engage in the toss everything off of the couch game, and I enjoy being spun around in the computer chair until I fall off. It seems Lil Duck and I could get along famously!

  4. Kim August 17, 2006 at 11:43 pm #

    My two year old has been dubbed “the naked baby”. She has never liked clothes and prefers to be without a pullup lately. When we go somewhere I spend the most time trying to get her ready.

  5. LadyLaker August 17, 2006 at 11:42 pm #

    such a nice TT! How old is your son? He sounds like such a cutie!!

  6. Dane Bramage August 17, 2006 at 11:34 pm #

    Absolutely adorable list.

    My T13 is up

  7. kristarella August 17, 2006 at 11:28 pm #

    I think the TV one would make me want to hide the remote! the kiss psyche is hilarious!

  8. Friday's Child August 17, 2006 at 10:39 pm #

    Fun list. It’s nice to see parents having a great time together.
    Thanks for dropping by.

  9. Natalie August 17, 2006 at 9:20 pm #

    I love the one about talking to the dog. Very cute!

  10. c.a. Marks August 17, 2006 at 9:13 pm #

    Bringing back memories for sure, especially number 10. Thanks for sharing. Great 13 of course!

  11. Karla August 17, 2006 at 9:09 pm #

    Cute list! He’s such a cutie! :)
    My TT is up!

  12. Jenn August 17, 2006 at 9:05 pm #

    What a fun list! We need to try a couple of those! ;)

  13. Trina August 17, 2006 at 8:16 pm #


    My TT is up!

  14. Shannon August 17, 2006 at 7:58 pm #

    My girls are beginning to talk to the dog too. (Well, in baby talk.) Hmmm…. I think they’ll say dog long before they say mommy!

    Have a great Thursday!

  15. Les August 17, 2006 at 7:48 pm #

    I so love little ones that age. They are so fun!!

    Happy TT!!

  16. laura August 17, 2006 at 7:46 pm #

    i see a bright comedic future ahead for your little guy!
    fun list!
    thanks for visiting my tt this week.

  17. Regina August 17, 2006 at 6:12 pm #

    I tried to get in to your space earlier but I was having server probs… I think that photos number 2 and 3 are so cute, I wouldn’t mind the olympic games to get him dressed!

  18. Renee August 17, 2006 at 6:08 pm #

    We used to call dressing “Olympic Toddler Wrestling” because someone around here didn’t want to get dressed and would make me chase her around the house while doing it… I did manage to get the clothes & hair done while chasing her.

    Thanks for stopping by the garden…don’t worry about the feathers in the tomatoes. ;)

  19. Don August 17, 2006 at 5:52 pm #

    Too funny. Kids are great. 8 & 11 create outstanding visuals. Thanks for visiting my site, too

  20. AnIowaMom August 17, 2006 at 5:36 pm #

    We had “tickle monster” when the boys were little … which has now evolved into “tickle fight” for the boys (and they do it now with Dad exclusively). You’d think we’d have the monster version for the girls, being younger and all, but they actually like to join in to the fight. Hey, what can I say, … I am raising strong girls that will always be able to hang with the boys … until one of them gets their hair pulled anyway.

    Thanks for visiting me today. Happy TT!

  21. KarenW August 17, 2006 at 5:35 pm #

    Sounds like a lot of fun going on there!

    My TT is up.

  22. Margie August 17, 2006 at 5:01 pm #

    Wonderful games for Lil’ Duck! Just you wait and see… the games are going to get harder and harder. LOL! Katie is already playing Xbox. (there goes my TV yet again) Take care and great list. -Margie

  23. Nicole August 17, 2006 at 4:45 pm #

    Kids are so much fun. Quack quack.

  24. Froggie August 17, 2006 at 3:27 pm #

    Sounds like your little one has a ball of a time!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  25. Kailani August 17, 2006 at 3:24 pm #

    We all love the tickle monster, too! It’s so cute to hear them laugh uncontrollably!

  26. Christine August 17, 2006 at 3:15 pm #

    Fun times! Great Games! Oh how I love the chase me around the house and spin me as fast as you can….Also the throw all the pillows off the couch and the kissing games. Love your list.
    Happy Thursday!

  27. Mickey'sWife August 17, 2006 at 3:07 pm #

    Haha! We play a lot of those same games! I love the job of parenting and playing these game!!! Thanks for visiting my TT!

  28. Something's Missing August 17, 2006 at 2:54 pm #

    Good times!

    My Thursday Thirteen is up!

    Happy Thursday!

  29. Gail August 17, 2006 at 2:49 pm #

    Those are some fun times! Thanks for visiting mine.

  30. Cindi August 17, 2006 at 2:37 pm #

    I love the games they create for themselves. We can spend a fortune on purchasable fun, but their imaginations are the greatest entertainment in the world.


  31. Kristina August 17, 2006 at 2:34 pm #

    My little one is only 3 months 3 weeks and we are so looking forward to her mobility. LOL. Thanks for visiting my page.

  32. Karen August 17, 2006 at 2:29 pm #

    The clothes game- always a favorite. isn’t it funny what they can do to avoid sleep?

  33. Cindy Swanson August 17, 2006 at 2:25 pm #

    As always, a wonderful list…takes me back to when my kids were little! Have a great Thursday!

  34. Christine August 17, 2006 at 2:09 pm #

    Ah, the clothes chase. My four year old and I play that daily. He’d go to preschool in his Spiderman underwear if I’d let him. ;)

  35. Cheryl August 17, 2006 at 2:08 pm #

    Ours are steal the ferrets’ water bottle and hide the remotes!

  36. Goddess In The City August 17, 2006 at 1:56 pm #

    #13 is adorable! I so enjoy your blog Mama Duck

  37. Julie August 17, 2006 at 1:52 pm #

    Awww! Lil Duck is so cute :) His games are bringing back memories of when my 2 nephews were his age and loved nothing more than playing the “Pick up” game.

  38. Kukka-Maria August 17, 2006 at 1:05 pm #

    He must have gotten the “Throw Everything off the Couch” game from me! That’s my favorite. That, and…swat valuables off the shelf.

    Good times…

    Great TT!

  39. Karen August 17, 2006 at 12:41 pm #

    Turning the TV on and off is a lousy game, don’t you think? Now it’s a chore for the boo bear. He makes sure it’s off before we leave the house each time. :)
    My TT is up!

  40. Ma August 17, 2006 at 11:49 am #

    Great TT. Thanks for sharing. Children are the most precious gift God has given us. :)

    I’m up.

  41. Trish August 17, 2006 at 11:23 am #

    What cute games! Great list, HAPPY TT!!

  42. Jessica August 17, 2006 at 10:42 am #

    Awwww…Lil Duck Duck sounds like such FUN!!!

  43. Barb August 17, 2006 at 9:43 am #

    Babies are so sweet at this age! Makes me miss the young days of my children, and our grandchildren. Brings back lots of memories.

    Check out my Thursday Thirteen

  44. Deanna August 17, 2006 at 9:42 am #

    LMBO!…sound lil lil duck duck is a HOOT!…cant wait til my youngest like some of those games!

  45. Jodi August 17, 2006 at 9:24 am #

    I remember those days! Have a great time with him and his games!!
    Happy TT!

  46. Jenny Ryan August 17, 2006 at 9:15 am #

    Aw, sounds fun!

  47. Stephanie August 17, 2006 at 8:51 am #

    Love the list. Our 4 year old still gives the dogs fake food… and boy do the dogs get frustrated when they realize there is nothing in that hand that is being offered to them… one day the dogs will get a clue :-).

    Happy TT!

  48. Meredith August 17, 2006 at 8:12 am #

    I remember that tv game…. oh do I remember that one!

    Happy TT!

  49. carmen August 17, 2006 at 7:11 am #

    i had a love/hate relationship with the tickle monster. ;)

  50. Marti August 17, 2006 at 6:56 am #

    Those are cute, especially talking/barking to the dog! LOL

  51. Tink August 17, 2006 at 6:48 am #

    Great list! It’s important to play, some of those are on my list of favourites too. Enjoy your games!
    My TT is about things that make me happy.

  52. ~ Stacy ~ August 17, 2006 at 6:40 am #

    OMGosh! I just love reading your posts about ‘Lil Duck. He is one terrific kid! Which means that you will have to keep on blogging about him for the next 15-20 years, ‘cuz I just have to know what kind of adult he’s going to grow up to be. He sounds like such a joy!

  53. TC August 17, 2006 at 6:28 am #

    Great TT! I can remember most of those games. The turning the tv on and off one drove me crazy.

  54. Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha August 17, 2006 at 4:22 am #

    Yes.. Children can think of the most amazing things to make into a game. They require very little to entertain them. Usually, they just want our attention… After that they can come up with pretty amazing things…

  55. Janice August 17, 2006 at 3:39 am #

    sounds like so much FUN! i love the kiss psyche – that is a hoot!

  56. LaughterThoughts August 17, 2006 at 3:31 am #

    Your #4… we play that game… and of course, it’s always most fun for the little one I’m chasing when her bottom is naked! She runs through the house giggling and squealing.

  57. mar August 17, 2006 at 2:53 am #

    How wonderful that you have such a pretty list to remember… they grow up too fast, enjoy your little one. Only be careful with those jumps from the coffee table to the couch, lol! happy TT! mine is up.

  58. Elizabeth August 17, 2006 at 2:23 am #

    I can’t wait to enjoy these things… Thank you for sharing!

  59. e August 16, 2006 at 11:58 pm #

    Very cute list! Sounds like he keeps himself QUITE busy through the day!! :)

  60. kelli August 16, 2006 at 11:49 pm #

    I love the “talking to the dog”. I called one of my friends yesterday, and her little girl was reading a book to the dog (which was in her lap)! Can you tell that I’m a dog person yet! Great list! Sorry, I haven’t been by more often….busy week!

  61. Pass the Torch August 16, 2006 at 11:23 pm #

    He sounds like lots of fun. Well, maybe not at 2 AM, but otherwise;)

  62. EmilyRoseJewel August 16, 2006 at 11:23 pm #

    I’m first! Yay! Good to read what I have to look forward to. Justice hates diaper/clothing changing time–it is a battle. He loves peeka boo and just recently started initiating it on his own. It is so much fun. He is a really cautious child so far and no jumping off things yet. Great stuff! My list is up!

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