Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Amazing Race

You are lingering over your oatmeal with brown sugar and walnuts while your children destroy the living room when you decide to take a peek at the radar to see if that rain that was supposed to show up overnight is actually actually coming and WOAH there's a lot of rain coming. Based on the rain's position and motion you estimate you have about forty-five minutes to an hour before there will be a whole tonna rain falling at your house.

Your only goal for the day was to go to the gym to work out on the treadmill. Based on the radar and forecast discussion the rain will continue for the rest of the day.

Can you get two kids into coats and hats and into the car, gather your shorts, sneakers, and headphones, get one kid out of the car and take him to the potty and then put his coat and hat back on and put him back in the car, get him a snack, let the dog out, get the other kid a blanket, find your gym ID in your old shorts in the laundry pile, let the dog back in and then drive to the gym and get everyone unloaded and into the building before the rain begins?

It's a race against nature, a child's pea-sized bladder, and the clock.

2 comments:

Sarah said...

DID you make it?? I am impressed that you have the wherewithal to gather all your stuff-- my car is RIDICULOUS, in part b/c stuff like my gym bag just stays on the passenger's floor. Sooooo classy. ALso, that's my goal for today: go to gym. Love attainable goals :)

Kyla said...

LOL! I'd use that as an excuse to stay home.