This Week's Topic:
The house is on fire and you've only got time to grab five things. What are they?
Okay, assuming that my children and husband are no longer in the blazing flames and I'm the only
1)Pictures. As many as I can get my hands on. Considering they're all over the place because I'm not one of those scrapbooking album-y moms (um...maybe I should be?!), I would grab a trash bag and turn on my shoveling powers. Scoop. Scoop. Scoop.
2) My netbook, my portable hard drive, and every thumb drive I own. I think we all know why.
3) My daughter's snake. Not a real one. It's a purple stuffed one she's had since she was seven (she's now twelve) that's been everywhere. Even through the mail. Yeah, the nice hotel folks in Myrtle Beach sent it to us after we made it home from a trip and realized the snake didn't. Point - the snake does not get left behind.
4) My engagement ring. It has my husband's grandmother's diamond in it, and well it's very important to me for many other reasons. I would say I'd grab my wedding ring, but the sand gobbled it up at the beach a few weeks ago (can we say bad wife?). No worries. The rings were purchased sixteen years ago in our poor beginning teacher days (wait - I'm still there) so we were planning on new ones anyway. The beach ring-napping just sped up the process.
5) I will also manically push into that exploding trash bag of pictures every possible irreplaceable memento - trophies, artwork, first cleats. I realize this is way more than five items, but am I really going to run into a burning house and not grab everything I can?!
Oh yeah...and I'm going to do all this within two minutes, without getting burned, without a hair singe, without so much as a scratch from falling plaster. After all, I am superwoman, right?
This road trip was fun! And definitely thought-provoking. I absolutely need to go on an organizing spree this summer.
How about YOU? What would you grab In Case of Fire?