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I prefer the "pinch of snuff and a cup of punch" version to the "pinch of salt and punch the weak witch" version of this monthly game that I play but, really, it has nothing to do with either of these versions or any other explanation you might come up with.
The "pinch and a punch for the first of the month" game, for me, is just about being the first to realise it is the first of the month and getting in first to the recipient (victim) of the pinch and punch.
It all started years and years ago with Mum and Dad. They still do and I still do. If I can't be there to physically pinch and punch (friendly-like) then over the phone is the next best thing. The kids are all into it but they are hard pressed to realise before me.*
I have a friend who is an avid pinch-and-punch-er. There are no holds barred, so to speak, so in this technological age, I am using this blog post to pinch and punch her before she even gets her phone out to text me at midnight or 5 o'clock in the morning!**
Pinch and a punch for the first of the month! You know who you are!!! Ha ha ha ha....... :)
DH doesn't play.
Most of our txt msg history is related to the first of the month.
Me: Pinch and a punch for the first of the month. Happy New Year!!!
Her: Cant believe u got me again. Happy new year to u all.
Her: Pinch and a punch for the first of the month no returns ...woo hoo can't believe I got u first.
Me: Whoa!!! Just went to do it and whammo! Congratulations. You got me. Here's a little flick and kick for being quicker than me.
Me: I can't believe it's 8.20 on the first of the month and I haven't been got!!! A pinch and a punch for the first of the month. Hope all is well with you.
Her: Oh. ....just writing the date at work now. Drats. I deserve a slap. Hahaha.
After a missed call from her...
Her: Pinch and punch no returns. ..... loves ya.
Me: Ha ha ha
So far from my mind
I thought my alarm was going off. And my phone clock says 5.42am. Daylight savings has ended!!!