There are two versions of the Kid Libs. When something good has happened, the parent builds the story stressing positive words and uses a slightly higher pitch when describing the events. The result is met by the third party in the conversation giving praise.
Mom: And then after Wyatt ate all of his lunch, he even ate his carrot sticks, he went into the bathroom all by himself and he_________
Wyatt: Went pee on the potty.
Dad: Yay. All right! Give me a high five.
The other version is when something bad happened. When it is bad the parent speaks in a straight monotone voice, stressing bad events or negative words in a loud whisper, where the dramatic pause is sometimes preceded by a question in the hopes the child will admit to the crime or mistake to the third party.
Mom: After I told Wyatt he could not have dessert because he would not eat his chicken, he threw his fork, stormed into the living room and then proceeded to, what did you do in the living room? He took a crayon and he_______
Wyatt: Drawed on the coffee table.
Dad: You know you are not supposed to do that.
I love when the Kid Libs end in unexpected results.
Where a good story becomes even better.
Mom: Max was so helpful today. He helped me change the baby's diaper and he helped with dinner and he helped with______
Max: Mommy's workout. We did sit-ups.
Or when a good story ends up in throwing Dad under the bus.
Dad: The boys were so good in the store this morning. They were well behaved. They helped put the groceries in the cart and they even helped_______
Max: Dad eat a bag of Cheetos on the way home.