What if you had a day with no consequences? What would you do?
A day where the normal rules just didn't apply. Stop lights couldn't stop you and throwing mud all over everything was fun.
I really wondered what my inner wild child would do if I ever unleashed her as I watched these drivers break about every traffic law ever invented.
Four of our very best friends from the city came and joined us for a decidedly small town event -
the Demolition Derby
We yelled and screamed and carried on like teenagers.
But we're not teenagers any more and I really wondered if I still had a crazy side to me at all. I thought and though about what "out there" kind of thing I might do on day where consequences didn't matter.
You know what I came up with, the most wacky thing I could think to do?
Put a red T-shirt in with the white laundry!
Really, that was it. All this excitement happening just three blocks from where I live and that is what my wild child came up with.
What has happened to me? Has my inner beast been completely smothered by years of worrying about the mortgage, and the kids homework assignments and what to make for dinner every night?
I guess that is just what happens. The recklessness of our younger days turns into the "wreck-less-ness" of our maturing years. We avoid collisions of any kind. In fact we even avoid bumps in the road. Have you ever seen someone purposely avoid driving over a manhole cover just to save a little wear on the shocks? (That always makes me smile:)
My husband says,"It's called maturity". Maturity is a good thing, as long as it doesn't stop us from taking a few chances and trying new things.....like for example staring a blog!
It seems my wild child is pretty tame and I could probably wake her up a bit. I'm not quite ready for an African Safari and I probably won't be piercing anything new.
But I am going to start by shaking up my routine a bit. Because tonight, for a change, I'm going to floss before I brush instead of after.
Oh ya, I'm gonna!!
Do you still have an inner wild side?
I'd love to hear from her/him in the comments!! (Well I'd love to hear from your PG wild side, maybe PG-13)
Have a crazy day!