The Challenge: Take a routine you do everyday and put a childlike spin on it.
Today as Jason and I walked to the car together I put my arm around his shoulder and invited him to walk “like The Monkees” with me. Then on the way home from church I stopped at the grocery store so that Jason and I could each pick out a doughnut. I always loved stopping for treats when I was a kids- whether it was ice cream from Dairy Queen, gingerbread cookies from the bakery, or a Frosty from Wendy’s. Little treats were always such a big deal as a child. Who am I kidding? They still are.
Normally, when I think of a routine, I normally don’t think of weekends, which is when this challenge fell for me. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that I have some morning routines that happen each and every day, whether I’m working or not. I decided today would be “opposite” day.
I started in the shower. (Hey, get your mind out of the gutter.)
I washed my hair first, which I normally do last. I put my pants on one leg at a time, but this time I put the right leg in first. Same thing with my socks; opposite foot first. I ate my breakfast cereal — Capn’ Crunch again — with my left hand. Then I brushed my teeth with my left hand, and this proved to be the most difficult task of all. I’m sure my dentist would not give me a high score on the thoroughness scale. At church, Kim and I sat on the opposite side that we normally do. (I resisted the urge to drive on the opposite side of the street to get there.) To top it all off, I ate dinner with my left hand.
And tonight, I intend on once more brushing my teeth with my left hand.
So, who was most creative with today’s challenge? Who went beyond the comfort zone and put the biggest hammer on Adultitis? Who did a better job of capturing the spirit of childhood, Kim or Jason? Cast Your Vote!
Tomorrow’s Challenge: Audio Sneak Peek