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Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Utopia...

Ash came home from school with her latest "Fab Vocab" assignment. They are given two words each week that are not your typical words for a 4th grader. (They are sort of like those desk calendars where you learn a new word with each know the ones I am talking about.) They then have to answer some very thought provoking questions about each of the two words.

One of Ash's words this week was "utopia" and she had to create what she thought would be her utopia. She was very torn about what she wanted her utopia to be. She had a million thoughts racing through her head. So, I told her to make a list and to edit out the least important things and keep the things that really make her happy...creating her utopia.

Her description of her utopia got me thinking. What would my utopia be?! So, I made a list too and here is what remains after the edit...(on the light side of things)

The sun would always shine even when raining. (grey skies are not my friend)

My husband wouldn't have to meet his carpool at o'dark thirty and would be able to see us wake seven out of seven days instead of two out of seven days. (he makes way better pancakes than I do)

My girls would wake up with glorious, knot-free hair. (as much as I love Aussie Hair Insurance leave in spray conditioner)

Laundry would not only find its way into the hamper but it would not be balled up and/or inside out and would be sorted by color. (I don't mind doing laundry if it is ready to be done...I do when it takes me 30 minutes to gather, undo it and sort it)

Jamaica, our dog, would put her toys away at night. (or at least the ones she isn't sleeping with...I trip over them in route for my midnight snack)

My car would have a self clean button. Yes, just like the one for the oven. (genius, I know)

Ice cream would be calorie free but you would not know it from the taste of it. (I've tried the low calorie version. Lower calories means I don't reach my ice cream good!)

Coke Zero would be served at EVERY eating/drinking establishment. (I have seriously dissed some places that haven't had my cold, bubbly fix! Wake up business operators! Coke Zero is not a fad. It is here to stay!)

High heels would be comfy. (this is simple, they make your legs and bum look great but kill your feet and back.)

Charms grape flavored lollipops would grown on trees and I would have an orchard. (umm...YUMMY)

I would have a lifetime supply of design your own Nike's from NIKE ID. (I have a serious addiction to "I may need an intervention" serious)

My house would be decorated with the help of David Bromstad of HGTV. (at no cost, of course)

I would have the mad crafting skills of so many of the bloggers I follow. (I need help people, I lost my crafting gene somewhere...have you seen it?)

Trash wouldn't smell like trash. (I'm thinking the sweet smell of cotton candy)

That about sums up my utopia (again, on the light side of things). What would be one thing that would exist in your utopia?



At October 13, 2011 at 9:59 AM , Blogger Robbie K said...

I want the self-clean car button too! Could I have it for my purse as well? Oh yeah and I need a locator of everything...garage door opener has been missing for almost 2 weeks now!

At October 13, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just love it if husbands cleaned up, when done with anything they do.
Dogs that wiped their paws before coming inside.
Clothes that stayed clean.
My car always having a full gas tank,I hate filling up.
Never having a bad hair day
Days that are filled with sunshine and the laughter and love
Of grandchildren.

At October 13, 2011 at 11:21 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Oooh...good one! I need the purse one too. Right now mine looks like a trash can hanging on my shoulder!

At October 13, 2011 at 11:22 PM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

Dogs that wiped their feet and cleaned out their dreadlocks...that works for me!!

At October 14, 2011 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I love your utopia! The car cleaning one is key!

My utopia would include a private chef for every day of week except for those one of two days out of the month when I was feeling inspired and had some time on my hands.


I would love that!

At October 14, 2011 at 10:02 AM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

Love the self clean idea for the car!
And the husband being home in the morning 7 days a week - mine makes better pancakes, too!

My utopia? Hmmm.... That someone would pay me to be a SAHM so my husband wouldn't feel he had to stay at his job and could look for a different job w/o worrying about the pay cut possibility.

At October 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Loved the list! I would also like my husband to be home and making breakfast every morning and home for dinner. Also, self folding and putting away mode on laundry.

But I love grey skies. :)


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