When I was a kid, my dad traveled a lot for work. This made life pretty difficult for my mom… 4 kids at home– 12, 10, 4, 1
Sarah and I (being the older of the two) helped out. A LOT.
One of our chores was garbage. And being kids, we always tried to make this fun for ourselves.
The movie ‘Cool Runnings’ had come out a few years earlier and we were now the proud owners of the VHS. We watched it many times, knew all of the words.
Winter. Snow. Sledding! Why not make our lives easier and take the garbage out on a sled? It would go faster, right? Well, it probably would have, if we didn’t turn it into this huge game. We would start at the top. We had one of those old fashioned sleds– you know the kind– made of wood, red runners, a string attached. We would take one bag at a time, so that we could enjoy the garbage/sledding experiene. One bag at a time… one of us on the sled… the other pulling.
“Feel the rhytym, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time!” Every time we went down the driveway– we repeated and pulled. One bag at a time.
I guess that we weren’t masters at efficiency, but at least we had fun.