The Greatest Internet Scavenger Hunt the World has ever seen has just finished, and as I clear away the piles of paper lists, notebooks, craft supplies and random household objects, I reflected on my experience. I was on team hugtheelbowsandhedgehogs. We have no idea how well we did, but we completed 51 items (points will be assigned later when the entries are evaluated).
Ten things I learned from GiSHwhes:
- No one can do it all. It is better to do a few things “whole ass” than to do too many “half-ass”.
- Doing ludicrous things is a bonding experience
- Some things are harder than you think, and trying them makes you appreciate the skill needed for a well made work of art, photograph or hand-made item more.
- Letting go is ok.
- Life is short and you need to find joy every day.
- Don’t assume you can’t do something just because you’ve never done it before.
- Accept your son’s love for a hitchbot, even though you know it won’t last.
- Appreciate the people who play along, they are what makes the world a wonderful place.
- Don’t let your daughter apply makeup and take a picture without looking in a mirror, even if it’s zombie makeup.
- The points don’t matter, the experience does.