Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Don'ts - Some Funny, Some Not-So-Much (A Mama Kat Writing Prompt)


Ahhhh......summer. What not to do in summer, specifically. That's what thinks I should write about, out of the five writing prompts offered by Mama Kat this week. I went through our family's summer-related pictures last night to choose ten summer pictures that would prompt a vault to the top of a summer "don't" list.
1. Don't overfeed the cat or you will end up with a cleanup job on your hands:
 (this is year-round in our house!):

2. Don't be afraid to play in the dirt - it's as okay for grown-up girls to get all dirty and messy as it is for little boys.

3. Don't pass up an opportunity to be a "city girl" (after you clean up from #2!):

New York City August 2007

4. Don't give up on our government's ability (with our help) to get things straight.

Tenley Kiger - Washington, D.C., August 2007

5. While we are on the topic of government, don't miss opportunities to come face to face with history-makers:

Me, Tenley Kiger, Former President Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Barb Kiger
Plains, GA June 2009

6. And don't forget to take time to relax and dream big:

Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York City

7. Along with the big dreams, don't forget that you never know what may "hatch" when you take the time to imagine what can be:

This nest is being built in my front yard.
The poor mama bird is sick of me invading her space to check everything out!

8. Don't be unkind - via a computer screen or in person:

9. Don't fall asleep in the family hotel room before your little brother:

10. And (almost) lastly, don't ever assume a thin piece of plastic will hold your precious baby when you turn your back:
(Everything turned out okay, thank God.)

11. One more thing, as a side note and my #11 - don't be reticent about asking for help when you need it. This is a vlog about my and my daughter's planned trip to Guatemala this July (the one I wrote about here and and here). With my husband's extended joblessness, our ability to finance the final piece (airfare) is in jeopardy. This is my plea for help (of the moral support and financial kind).


Julie said...

Oh, #10 made my heart stop.

bix1951 said...

hello Perspicacity
i can see clearly now
worth a look see

Cam - Bibs and Baubles said...

great list!

Jessica said...

Ten was a little disturbing, but a necessary reminder for sure. I hope everything works out with your daughter's trip.

Paulette said...

Love this list. The pictures amazing & added quite the touch!


Great list and great pictures to go with it. Stopped by from Mamakat's. said...

Great list! Eeek to number 10, I can't even imagine! How scary!

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