The Challenge: Create a memory today with someone you care about that will mean a lot ten years from now.
When Jason and I were dating I made it a habit to bake him cherry pies every so often. That is his all-time favorite dessert. Well, I have slacked and he reminds me every now and again of this. Now that we’ve been married almost six years, I am embarrassed to say that I can count on both hands how many cherry pies I’ve made him in our marriage. So, I wanted to make this pie memorable. My first challenge was to make it without him knowing. Anyone who has been to our place knows that it is not that big. How was I going to bake this without him seeing me and also smelling the yumminess?
While Jason was in the shower this morning I hurried up and put the pie together and somehow managed to hide it in our fridge behind a big bag of romaine lettuce. Now, hiding the smell of it baking. Well, thanks to a Kim & Jason Sugar Cookie candle which I lit, the whole place smelled like cookies. It managed to hide the baking smells of the pie. I snuck in the kitchen after lunch and put the pie in the oven and snuck it into our bedroom to cool. When it was time for an afternoon snack I called Jason to sit on the couch with a blindfold. He was pretty nervous, not having a clue what I was about to feed him. “Is it cherry pie?!” It was quite a surprise! How is this going to be memorable ten years from now? I plan on it being the last pie I make for ten more years. 🙂
To me, nothing says memorable like a good kidnapping. At noon today, I hijacked Kim and Jenna from their regularly scheduled day. After blindfolding them with scarves and making sure they couldn’t see anything, I guided them into the car.
Feeling the need to try and throw them off the scent, I took the roundabout way to McDonald’s. I took their Happy Meal order — I’m addicted, see Challenge #3 — and proceeded through the drive-thru. Surprisingly, no one at McDonald’s seemed to notice that I had two blindfolded women in my car. Apparently, that sort of thing is commonplace.
I did get a few strange looks from passersby on the way to our final destination: the zoo. At that point, I allowed the hostages to remove their blindfolds. It was a very unseasonable 49º day and would have been a crime to not take advantage of the sunshine. We settled in for a nice lunch with the lions (our bench was across from the lion cub exhibit.) They came up pretty close; I think they were attracted by the aroma of fresh hot cheeseburgers. Afterwards, we went for a nice stroll through the zoo. The only downside was the lame-o Barbie necklace we got in the Happy Meals.
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