This week’s Escape Plan challenge (aka our Tip of the Week) is: #11: You’re Not The Boss of Me: Do something your parents would never let you do as a child.
I was convinced my mom and dad were the strictest parental units on the block. They never let me do anything… or so I thought. Looking back I realize just how distorted my perspective was. Attempting to keep me alive in and one piece into adulthood, their rules were mainly about safety and respect. (Thanks Mom and Dad!) So, this challenge continues to stump me from time to time.
A few weeks ago a woman named Cheri left a comment on my blog about the Tip of the Week: Taste Bud Conspiracy. Her ideas were so much fun and they apply really well to this week’s tip. She shared…
Every once in a while I would make their (her kids) meals an adventure…the drinks served in bowls, their food in cups. Food color added to milk or pancakes…or, dinner served under the table. Backwards night was dessert first. Their friends wanted to eat at our house all the time.
How cool is this! I want to eat at her house. Why not eat your mashed potatoes out of your cup and drink your water from a bowl? Why not drink purple milk? The idea of eating under the table is just hilarious! What can you do to mix up your routine and turn things upside down a bit? Sure, maybe the thought of such madness would send your mom into a tizzy, but you’re a grown-up now… YOU are the boss of you.
Have a little fun breaking the rules that don’t matter.
Here’s an example of a guy who is obviously doing just that. Would your parents have let you do what he does? His blue hands alone would get some kids grounded.
Had to think REAL hard for this one, as I came out wild and crazy. Many years ago my brother in law started pulling mean practical jokes on me, way over the line stuff. I warned him to stop, which he laughed. SO, I found out when he got off work, at a busy plant with over 1,000 workers coming & going. I dyed all my skin green put on silver hair color & makeup & put on a silver dress & silver heels. I went & sang a song to him at shift change & gave him an award, EMBARASSED HIM SO BAD, BUT EVERYONE ELSE LOVED IT!!! He showed up that night at my doorstep kneeling apologizing with a strawberry pie… HE WAS NOT THE BOSS OF ME!!!!!!!!!!!!