My favorite show on television is The Amazing Race. I love to travel and if I were younger and had perfect knees, I'd want to go on this show. Of course, I'm not sure I'd want to go with Travis. Although I think we'd have a great time, we'd bicker a lot and pretty soon most of America would think we're jerks.
But can you imagine how great it would be to see so much of the world, experience so many different cultures and accomplish so many unusual challenges.
Sometimes I pretend my life is an episode of The Amazing Race. When I have to do something I don't want to do, I imagine it's a roadblock. The team member (me) who folds and puts away this enormous pile of clean laundry can proceed straight to the detour (a good book). Or perhaps after I clean the master bathroom, someone U-turned me and I have to clean the kids' bathroom. Maybe the Mom who has her family to church on time, in clean clothes with hair and teeth brushed and scriptures in their hand can use the Fast Forward.
I know, I know. It all sounds silly and a just little bit OCD, and I don't do it all the time, but every once in awhile it helps me psych myself up to get through chores I don't much enjoy.
I just finished this blog posting, so now I'm going to proceed to the pit stop (which tonight is my couch where I'll watch this week's episode of The Amazing Race.)
If you don't watch this show, you should give it a try. It might help you clean your bathrooms.