What We’d Do With a Week of Invisibility, in 6 Words


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Being invisible might suck.

6 words graphicI’m just being real here. My luck, I’d become invisible and walk in front of a cement truck. Or a kale truck even. Wait, are there kale trucks? I’d think that’d be counterproductive to use fossil fuels to deliver y’all’s favorite lib snack.

I took to the web and asked strangers, friends, and strange blogger friends, as I’m wont to occasionally do, to answer a prompt, in six words. Who does that? Ernest Hemingway, for one.

Y’all, for 23,902. (Roughly.) If you could be invisible for a week, what would you do? That’s what I asked. The answers? They were out of sight.

(My question came from the site Q4Kidz.org. They’ll send you a daily email or text with questions to ask your kids. Wonderful conversation fodder for the little ones. Camdyn (formerly known as Grace) has contributed questions to the cause there, too.

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If you could be invisible for a week, what would you do?

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1. A Ghost! Yes, haunting your ass.

Julie B., of Bug Bytes


2. Nosy spy on neighborhood–perfect opportunity 😉

Meredith S., of Mom of the Year


3. Prank my kids on their dates.

Dulcinea R., of Hodgepodge for the Soul


4. If I said, I’d be arrested.

Joyce L., of Catch My Words


5. Cry at movie, sing bad karaoke.

Kathy G., of The Second Half of My Life


6. I’d spy, get naughty, go naked.

Miriam, of Out an’ About


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7. Look in all my neighbors’ windows.

Andrea M., of About 100%


8. Live in someone’s beach house mansion.

Missy F., of Midlife Margaritas


9. Be “a fly on the wall.”

Susan D., of Color Me Writing


10. Visit Iceland, New Zealand, the world…

Sara L., of Sara LaTourneau


11. Beach, book, cold drink, husband, sun.

Terri G., of Take a Walk in My Shoes


12. Free animals, erase taxes, rob banks.

Susan Z., of Everything Susan


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13. Finally, scare my brother-in-law!

Aunie, of Aunie Sauce


14. Eavesdrop. Perfect excuse for writer research. 😉

Jess W., of Jess Witkins’ Happiness Project


15. Enter the men’s team locker room.

Tessa, of Finally a Writer


16. Play ghost around people I dislike…

Sandra, of A Momma’s View


17. Eavesdrop on intimate and personal conversations.

Austin W., of Writings By Ender


18. Go to school with my children.

Summer M., of Scalded Milk


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19. Stop crime, travel free, creep around.

Tamara B., of Tamara (Like) Camera


20. See what’s behind “Don’t Enter” doors.

Jennifer L., of The Pilgrimage


21. Watch the pets after everyone leaves.

Michelle T., of Lipstick and Laundry


22. make sure my family is happy.

beth k., of i didn’t have my glasses on …


23. Spend the week uncovering government secrets.

Danny R., of Dream Big, Dream Often


24. Visit the mall, tap people’s shoulders.

Eric W., of All in a Dad’s Work


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25. Visit son’s school, flick bully’s ear.

Penelope G., of Penelope’s Oasis


26. Sleep all day, eat all night.

Precious and Mel, of Sex and the Single Parent


27. Invisible!

Go where no one

Dares.

Lyn, of Call of the Pen


28. Shadow my teens, especially the girl.

Julia T., of Diary of a Word Nerd


29. Learn what my husband really does.

Tara, of An Aiming High Wife


30. Barstool, meet butt: listen and learn.

Les B., of Ink Interrupted


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31.Hang out in Miss Piggy’s bedroom.

Bacon T., of Pig Love


32. Enjoy not being asked for anything.

Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic


33. I’d pretend to be a poltergeist.

Debbie, of Random Musings


34. Reading, writing, eating ice cream quietly.

Kim, of Protean Mom


35. Hang out in the Oval Office.

Susan, of Life is a Journey, Not a Guided Tour


36. Hide in a corner and read.

Rabia L., of The Liebers


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37. Love being seen, so I’ll pass.

Ann K., of The Year(s) of Living Non-judgementally


38. Flies on wall? Nothing on me.

LJ


39. Rescue all animals used for experiments.

Ellen, of 15 and Meowing


40. Watch every show on Broadway. Twice.

Dana H., of Kiss My List


41. That depends, is money an option?

Jillian S., of Jillian Loves 


42. Follow my daughter everywhere and pray!

Tiffany M., of Kisma’s Life


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43. Stop by, snoop, startle, substantially surprise.

Kristi M., of Mom’s Own Words


44. I would not go to work.

Kristen, of Bye Bye Beer


45. I would play tricks on friends.

Courtney W., of Blog Me This


46. Hide the president elect’s cell phone.

Cathy J., of Just My Thoughts … and a Cup of Tea


47. Anonymously help people who need it.

Lisa A., of Life of an El Paso Woman


48. I would sit and be alone.

Lisa, of The Meaning of Me


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49. I would take an uninterrupted nap.

Gina V., of The Glamorous Life of the Modern Soccer Mom


50. Tackle for the Panthers, invisible wall!

Jacquelin of One Woman, Huge World


51. Procure ‘samples’ from the taco truck.

Eli P., of Coach Daddy

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64 Comments Add yours

  1. Love these – great ideas! Honestly, though? My real answer probably should be “Same as I do every day.” 😀 Happy new year, friend! Hope it’s a great one for you and your family!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you liked them, Lisa. Invisibility could actually be a problem. How could you go to a public bathroom or stop at the market for ginger snaps?

      Happy New Year to you too, my friend. Wishing you and yours the best.

  2. Ann Koplow says:

    Love being seen on your blog!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I love seeing you be seen on my blog!

  3. Lyn says:

    So many great ideas, Eli! With all the politically themed ones, it would be great if you could also have an invisible camera and recording device. Then deliver it all anonymously to the four most respected newspapers in the world (are there as many as four?) 🙂
    P/S Love the photo of “The Baby.”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Right, Lyn? If I’m going to record someone, it probably won’t be a … politician. KnowwhatImean?

      I do love that photo of The Baby – who would tackle me if she heard me call her that! That was a fun day.

  4. So many great things people would do! Have a very happy New Year!! And enjoy those tacos (and other samples).

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Some are even for good, Susan. Happy New Year to you, too. I’m offering my taco talents free of charge (the first time, anyway.)

  5. Miriam says:

    There are some beauties here. What a great idea Eli. Happy new year to you and yours. 😊 Now, I’m off to do some reading.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Right, Mir? We need to get you in the next one. Just email me. And happy new year to you and yours, too.

      Grab a drink and let’s read.

  6. ksbeth says:

    I enjoyed these and some I’ve done anyway, in spite of being seen. ) thanks for including me and happy new year- p.s. I also wouldn’t mind being able to fly once in a while –

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      You should tell us (or at least me) the numbers of those you did un-invisible. Flying wouldn’t be bad, but there’s a reason Jedis don’t fly, did you know that?

      1. ksbeth says:

        i’ll never tell, but i hope you’ll tell me about the jedis. )

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Basically, they don’t like to fly, Jedis, because there’s a lot of things that can go wrong when you’re a dude and you’re airborne, in the galaxy, even a long time ago.

      3. Eli Pacheco says:

        It sounded much better in my head.

  7. HaHA! Love all these ideas–and now I REALLY want that week of invisibility! 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Hey Meredith. I could settle even for seven days, if a week is too much.

  8. I would go on mountain and be a mountain girl☺

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Make it fit in six words, and you’re in!

  9. Some of us have some pretty scary and unique thoughts! LOL! 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thus, my strange blogger friends!

    2. Eli Pacheco says:

      So far, no authorities have asked me to hand over any files, Courtney. So far, so good!

  10. stomperdad says:

    Some fun ideas here! I tried to keep mine legal. But really, I’m not sure I’d be if I had a whole week to be invisible. It would be too tempting.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Y’all brought it, Eric. Legal is a fuzzy term in the blog world. Heck, it’s not easy when you’re visible.

  11. amommasview says:

    Great what everyone came up with and I love the quote you put at the end… so true…

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Isn’t it? Also, the hot plates in a Mexican restaurant.

      1. amommasview says:

        Oh yes! That too 😂

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Remember Elaine on Seinfeld?

  12. These were sooooo good!!! I’d totally want to play poltergeist.
    Thank you so much for including me in this month’s party – the tacos were amazing 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      They started off with a bang, didn’t they Michelle? You’d be a stellar poltergeist. I packed a couple of leftover tacos for you to take, but you left them on the table next to the cheese sculpture of Elizabeth Banks.

      1. Eli Pacheco says:

        Wait until you get the prompt for January, Michelle.

  13. Dana says:

    I’m glad mine wasn’t the only one involving illegal activity! Although sneaking into a Broadway theater is a victimless crime, right? Fun joining you again, Eli!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Are you kidding, Dana, with this crowd? I’m confident Broadway talent wouldn’t mind extra eyes in the house, even the invisible type. Thanks for playing along again!

  14. Whoa, what a cute comment box, I love it!
    Happy New Year, Coach Daddy!
    I didn’t submit anything this time. Everything that came to mind was super passive-aggressive and / or illegal, not to mention politically incorrect.
    Love the Sharks jersey!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I didn’t know how cute it was until just right now, Tamara. The best responses often are super passive-aggressive and/or illegal, not to mention politically incorrect! That jersey earned Grace a hockey stick at a match a couple of years ago, actually!

      1. I think I remember. You guys attended a Checkers game? We had the pleasure to see Drew MacIntyre playing again for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup.
        I had trouble telling my super passive-aggressive and/or illegal, not to mention politically incorrect story in only six words, but here goes:
        Being invisible I’d sneak into the Donald’s office and find out all his passwords and codes.
        I’d send out a couple of tweet saying “I can’t do this presidency thing. I’ve been in over my head bigly. I resign.” And “I’ve been an asshole. I apologise to everyone I have ever offended.”
        I’d ransack his bank accounts, private ones, foundation, all of them. Donate to every charity he’s ever promised to contribute to but failed to follow through. Pay the contractor’s bills. Support schools, charity that help immigrants,…
        I’d place whoopee cushions and super glue on his chairs, place a couple of cobwebs in his bedroom. Rats, maybe?

        The possibilities are endless!

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Wow! Yes, we did go to a Checkers game. I’d love to go again this season!

  15. Rorybore says:

    Soooo, what I am seeing is that a lot of us would be naked and covered in food?! LOL Which honestly, nothing wrong with that. I do love the one about helping people who needed it… kinda like angels no one would be aware of. A very nice thought.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      We knew that of this tribe far before this post went live, didn’t we, Rore? It’s why you fit in. Think of the global impact if we didn’t have to wash clothes all the time. I’d definitely try to balance my invisible time between angelic and devilish. Try.

  16. Rea says:

    I just realized now when I checked my email that my response to you for this post was sent to myself. Dang! Haha! Nonetheless, had fun reading through all these. Crazy fun!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Well dang, Rea! Your answer, then, was itself invisible. Heavy. Glad you liked the batch! We’ll get you in again on the flip side.

  17. Andrea says:

    Love these ideas! And I am relieved that I’m not the only potential peeping Tom in the world.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      They’re great, right Andrea? And I almost cordoned off a section for you peeping Toms, but felt it best to integrate you (because most of us won’t admit it anyway.)

  18. I didn’t get my invisibility cloak for Christmas, but we did get to spend a few days at Grandma’s which makes me *feel* invisible!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I know that feeling – I like to combat it by saying the outlandish, and seeing if that will garner some attention. (It doesn’t always, but it’s fun.)

  19. amommasview says:

    Reblogged this on A Momma's View and commented:
    A great challenge and some fun replies to the question what you would do with a week of invisibility… I wonder what you guys would do?

  20. rixlibris says:

    Drive the freeways, freak people out.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      That’s a keeper, my friend – film at 11.

  21. kutukamus says:

    Mostly two things—steal and peek. 🙂

  22. Julia Tomiak says:

    I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one who wanted to spy on her family. Does this mean I have trust issues?

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It just means you’re a watchful mama, Julia. Would you whap a kid in the back of the head if they needed it while you were invisible? I might.

  23. AunieSauce says:

    Taco truck samples–you must share!! Everyone had some really great responses. I was stumped!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Always enough for you, Aunie. This was a fun one. I like your answer to the next one … what a visual!

  24. mocadeaux says:

    Dang! It looks like my response got misdirected, too. Oh well, it has given me inspiration for a blog post and I’m thankful for that. I love Summer’s idea of going to school with the kids. A peek into their world away from home would be quite enlightening! Of course, I’d snag a few snacks from the teacher’s lounge while I was there… Happy New Year, Eli!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I even double-checked my email, Mo. Send me a link to the post this challenge inspired? Summer’s blog is awesome and I think you’d love it – she did have a good idea, although it might not be the best for us in the long run! Teachers at our school have a cookie day, so I’d be sure to be around in my invisibility for that one!

  25. makinghermama says:

    Hey Eli! What an awesome idea for sparking conversation!! The kids and I had some great laughs at the answers. Can’t wait for the next one!!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Hi, Nadine. Glad you liked this! And the kids, too. The next one should be fun, too.

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