Kate
Cheaper Than Therapy

Chickpea likes collecting rocks and sticks.  Even if they're not really rocks, just chunks of concrete.  She also became rather attached to one particular stick.  When it broke, she used duct tape to put it back together, but I'm afraid it'll never be the same.  Apparently, she decided she didn't want her collection strewn all over the yard, so she gathered them in a pile by the front door.



With several old trees in our yard and a long gravel driveway, there's plenty more where that came from.

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19 Responses
  1. Sarah Says:

    Gotta love rocks and sticks -- the original blocks and lincoln logs!


  2. Kate Says:

    Absolutely! They're up there with cardboard boxes and string. =)


  3. That's too funny - my Little Princess loves to collect rocks from the yard, too - then wants to 'display' them! ;)

    Happy ATWT! :)


  4. Kate Says:

    Yes, Chickpea likes to try and identify them. "Mommy, I think this one is igneous!" "Well, sweetie, that's actually concrete."


  5. Sarah Says:

    LOL - looks like a random pile I would find outside my door. I have a 3 year old that collects.


  6. Isn't it great out their little minds work? Great picture!


  7. April Says:

    With three nature girls, I have quite an assortment of rocks and sticks outside the back door...in the glass porch...on the patio....in my car....EVERYWHERE REALLY! Happy ATWT!


  8. The Mom Jen Says:

    How funny, my kids like to rock collect and leave them various places too, thanks for joining in!


  9. Brooks Says:

    I am glad that this soze of rock is too large to make it to my washing machine.....I am constantly digging rock out of my kids pockets and I have all girls!


  10. Kate Says:

    Thanks, everyone, for visiting! It's always fun watching a little kid collect things, like leaves or rocks. I always try to figure out what their criteria are, what makes one rock a keeper and another not.

    As for rocks in the washing machine, thank goodness the big ones don't make it in! Personally, I always hope for cash left in the pockets... =)


  11. itsahumanzoo Says:

    My son is into rocks too. Also leaves and grass. I don't know why we bother buying our kids so many toys, they'd rather play with nature!


  12. Kate Says:

    I don't know why we bother, either, but I'm having a big garage sale come Spring! Too much stuff, including toys. Still, I don't think I'll be stuffing her toy box with sticks and grass... ;-)


  13. I love it! I wish I could still find joy in simple things.


  14. Kate Says:

    You know, I think the simple things tend to be the important ones. Watching a sunset, snuggling with my husband, reading to my daughter, those are the things that count. Slowing down and enjoying God and his blessings instead of running around getting lost in the daily grind. We make things harder for ourselves sometimes, don't we?


  15. Bree Shaw Says:

    those things are WAAAY cooler than any toy you could buy them:) happy atwt.


  16. Martha Says:

    Great photo. I loved when my daughter was younger and she would carry around her favorite rock or stick like it was her favorite toy...


  17. Kate Says:

    Absolutely! Sticks and rocks trump expensive plastic toy any day! =) Thanks for visiting!


  18. That's too funny. My 7 year old collects blades of grass. I have NO idea why, but it makes her happy so as long as she keeps them in a box or something I let her do it!


  19. Kate Says:

    How cute!

    Thanks for visiting!


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