Today we had a “virtual” baby shower at work for a remote co-worker who is due to deliver a baby girl in a few weeks. There were no party games or gifts to open, but we did have homemade enchiladas and cake. It was a little disconcerting having a team gathering via video screens, but it turned out surprisingly well.
I’m lucky enough in my Day Job to work with a small group of people who think of each other more like family than just co-workers. Work can be crazy, but taking the time out to celebrate birthdays, babies, and other accomplishments make it a bit friendlier. Plus, there is usually cake.
Now that the shower is all wrapped up, the left-overs packed away, and the mom-to-be sent on her way with a random assortment of conflicting parenting advice, it’s time to take a creativity break. I’m thinking a few minutes of Random Word Improv will be just the thing.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re celebrating with friends, working on your latest story, waiting for it to be cool enough to pull out the fall sweaters, or just looking for a distraction, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page.
Today’s random words may be baby related but, as always, the theme is up to you. There will be bonus points for actually including a baby though.
cry blanket soft fleece
rattle fist giggle sleepy
bottle exhausted parent nursery
deliver bath footprint puppy
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:
- Pick as many words from the list as you want
- Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
Okay. Are you ready? Let’s sprint!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come u