Friday, February 14, 2014

Use Your Words

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

I’m using:  every time you ~ another fine mess ~ the usual suspects ~ Never know ~ Frankly, my dear ~ Heart skipped a beat, then stopped        
They were submitted by:   Just A Little Nutty 

You never know, as far as life goes.  I think that's what makes life funny. I often think about how boring life would be if it came with an instruction manual. What if your bad days had a star, and your good days had a heart? Better yet, what if there were no bad days! 

Before we had Bug, I was really worried about what kind of world I was going to bring a baby into. For the longest time I said I did not want kids. It scared me to bring a baby into a crazy-crazy world. Every time you turn on the TV or the computer there is something bad happening somewhere. There's another fine mess somewhere.  I KNOW that good happens, but good news doesn't sell as well as bad news. 

When I did find out that I was pregnant, my heart skipped a beat, then stopped.  My brain became flooded with all the thoughts of the scary world he was about to join. The usual suspects told me it would be okay and frankly my dear, they were right. Bug's amazing. He's hilarious, smart, and my joy. I hope that by him being in the world that he will help change the world. That his whole generation will help change this world. 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Spatulas on Parade               


  1. Great use of your words and beautiful sentiment. I hope he can make the world a better place too.

  2. Loved your post. I absolutely believe the next generation will change our world for the better.

  3. The world is a big scary place, but I'm sure it has been to each generation. He is our future.
    You used all your words in a great tribute to your son. Well done.
    Spatulas On Parade

  4. Such a sweet post!!! Great use of your words!

  5. You totally knocked this out of the park!
    Not an easy bunch of words to use but you write them flawlessly.
    I loved your story. I felt very much the same way when we had our first kiddo.
    Brought back a lot of sweet moments from too long ago.

  6. We can't protect our children from all the craziness out there, but the fact that we try hard must count for something, right? I am sure your cute little Bug can teach you a thing or two about the small joys in life.

    You did a nice job putting those expressions together, I think that's even harder than single words!

  7. Great post. And well done for using those phrases so naturally. I totally relate to your fears, but I usually try and tell myself that I'm making the world a better place by bringing wonderful little people into it. It's me doing my little part for humanity ;-)

  8. Very cute and your baby is so adorable. You did very well with the words you were given.

  9. Love this!!! I completely understand!!! I'm the same way. I worry about how this world will affect her, but I have faith she can make it a better place! You did a truly flawless job using your words. Thank you so much for sharing this with me/us!

  10. Awesome job using all of these expressions! And I totally get what you're saying; the world is a scary place and our children are so precious. Good thing they have great mommies ;)