10 June 2011

Five Minute Friday


Once again, I'm participating in Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Friday.  Five minutes of pure, unedited writing.  No worrying about perfection.  Just writing on a word provided by Gypsy Mama.  I then link my blog to hers.  So head on over to read everyone's thoughts on...


When I was little, backwards was cool.  I sometimes wore shirts backwards, walked backwards, and talked in backwards sentences.  My kids went through a phase where they would only wear their shirts backwards and inside out.  I suppose it was a way to express individuality.

But at some point in my life, backwards has taken on a quite different meaning.  I no longer use it to express something cool or fun.  Now, backwards means things didn't go as planned.  Upside down and backwards.  Yuck.

When did that happen?  And why?  I guess when I started desiring more order, more planning.  My childhood didn't need that.  It was just simple fun.  And now I want that simplicity back.  Now I want some days to be backwards and upside down and all willy nilly.  And I want to love every minute of it.  

So I plan to be simpler,  I cut things out, and I point out the simple pleasures to my children.  I stop moving forward, turn around, and start moving backwards.  And I enjoy it for what it is:  (simply fun).

Stop (words in parenthesis are the finishing thought after time's up)

If you want in on the action, hop on over to www.thegypsymama.com to link your own Five Minutes.

Also, kudos to the blogger before me in the link, Linda, for her thought provoking five minute look at moving forward.


  1. Great post. If we could only keep a bit of that childhood mentality and find ways to enjoy even the backwards things in life!

  2. Learning to enjoy looking backwards...good thoughts :) I definitely want to embrace more childlikeness in my life!! It is fun!

  3. Well thanks for saying so, ladies. Nice to know I'm not the only one!