My mom, dad, Louisa and I all had a delicious Father’s Day breakfast (prepared by yours truly) and then we headed out to play a few games of groquet.
What’s that you say?
You’ve never heard of groquet?
Ah, well, you’re not alone.
Groquet is a little-known game popular with giraffes the world over. It is similar to croquet, but the equipment is different in a few key ways. Groquet balls are larger and softer than croquet balls. And we giraffes do not use mallets. We swing with our necks and hit the balls through the wickets with our heads.
My dad was the east coast champion groquet player when he was in college. Alas, he missed winning the national championship by one game. His nemesis – a giraffe named Leonard who hails from L.A. – won that game.
That disappointment aside, groquet is my father’s favorite activity. It was an absolute no-brainer that we had to play it while celebrating Father’s Day.
No one in my family plays anywhere near as well as my father does, so I personally found it quite suspicious when Louisa won two out of three of the games we played. She crowed with glee the whole way home. My dad swore up and down that she won fair and square, but I have my doubts.
Were you able to see your dad on Father’s Day? If so, what did you do to celebrate?