Friday, September 30, 2016


It's Friday, so it's time again to join up with the Five Minute Friday writing prompt: COLLECT

five minute friday writing prompts, collect


When I think about collecting, I wonder what it would be like if I collected something. It seems like most of my life I've spent collecting photographs, or mental images of places I've been or things I've heard. What If I collected something else? Like trinkets, bracelet charms, or commemorative spoons? I know you're probably laughing now, but those are all things I've seen collected!

Today I should have been collecting funny things my children said. There were quite a few of them! 

"Mom, I didn't know that rain made the gummy worms come out too!" ... said by the 18 year old in the parking lot of the health food store. Apparently there had been a mini-van parked there earlier today :)

 We all had a good laugh as we went inside, careful not to step on the red and green gooeyness.

"Either that is thunder, or the Budweiser trucks are all going home right now." ... also said by the 18 year old. We live a couple miles down the road from the distribution plant, and the early morning traffic contains a lot of rumbling delivery trucks.

These words are from the girl who when she was four always asked me to "Turn the candles on Mama?!" Who knew that when she was five my MIL would buy us 'candles' with an on-off switch?


What do you collect? I think I'll stick with memories!


  1. I like the collecting of memories too. :)

  2. I'm not a big collector either. Lots of books, pictures, and memories!!

  3. Collecting sayings of children is a joyful thing, no matter their age! Thanks for the smiles today. - Lori

  4. I think collecting memories is beautiful. Our children grow too fast. I collect a few things with probably soap being at the top of my list (you can never have too much).

  5. Thanks for the smiles! I wish I'd written down all the funny things my kids said when they were little, but like your 18yo, they still say the funniest things now!