Part of what makes scientific research work is participation!!! Five lovely people stepped up for Challenge #1. Let's see if we can double it for Challenge #2! (And maybe Challenge #2 will be more appealing to you :))
For any of you who might not have read the comments, the responses to Challenge #1 were as follows:
1. I never expected that one day I'd open my closet and find...
... a raccoon eating my underwear.
... a kangaroo napping.
... an eyebrowless gnome in an angel sweater, her pendulous stomach being balanced on tiny knees.
... a doorway to another world.
2. It was obviously going to be an unusual day when my mom came into the bedroom and said...
..."Get up, princess! Your prince is arriving at the west gate."
... "Are you ready to make a mess?"
... "Grab a diaper for your sister and your pirate eye patch and come with me."
... we were moving to the North Pole.
3. He was afraid, but he called upon all the courage he had as...
... gulped down a spoonful of fishhead soup.
... he climbed the tree to retrieve the frisbee.
... his mother pushed the brussels sprouts under his nose; if Sam couldn't choke down at least three of the slimy green orbs, his tongue might never again experience the frigid splendor of mint-chocolate ice cream.
... he knew that Cora, his little sister, wouldn't be able to escape the evil dragon without his help.
Aren't these creative, unique and fun? For anyone who suddenly feels motivated to join in, please feel free to add to Challenge #1.
Now, on to Challenge #2! Use these three words in a sentence: bike, eyedropper, moon. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. Maybe in the interest of encouraging participation we should offer a prize. Perhaps followers can vote on which sentences they think are the best, and the winner will receive something fun I have yet to think up.... Please include your thoughts on this in the comments :) (Whether we should do it and what would be a good prize!)
Once again, I will not post people's responses until tomorrow (or possibly the next day since everyone is busy and doesn't get around to the blog every day.)
Ready, set, GO!