Life is an Amazing Race

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.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

good analogy.
what psyches me out to do my chores is knowing that if i don't do them, literally NO ONE else will do them. aaron jr is not about to clean the house and do laundry.

Leslie said...

maybe i meant psyches me UP to do my chores? who even knows? and now i'm done caring. :)

Mindy said...

Ha ha, I LOVE it! I'm going to have to try that way of getting through the daily grind.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes when I am working on a "roadblock" I have to pretend that all of America is watching to see if I am going to gripe while I get the job done. ~Ginger

Aim Aug said...

Okay, okay, Karey! I'll go tackle that Mt. Evrest of laundry waiting in my bedroom right now!

Scott / Lori said...

This is a fun show to watch, but I have to admit I have never once thought of my daily chore chart as a detour or road block,etc. No wonder I struggle to get excited about doing them!

Anonymous said...

I am one of those "hooked" on this "amazing" show. I love it. It is just fun and "takes me away to far away places" that I will never see any other way. Glad to be a "groupie" with the rest of you. Go, girls from QVC. (I think that is where they work!)