RTW: Fleeing the Flames

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where the ladies at YA Highway post a weekly writing- or reading-related question for participants to respond to on their own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

This Week’s Topic: Your house is on fire and you can only grab FIVE things before you flee. What are they?

Well isn’t this an uplifting question to ponder…

Even if we assume my husband, daughter and dogs are safe, there just aren’t that many material items I care much about. In the end, the five things I’d choose to save hold some sort of sentimental value or have a particular memory attached to them:

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1) My daughter’s baby book, full of pictures, newborn memorabilia, and journaling I did during her first year. Irreplaceable.

2) My jewelry box–not because I own tons of expensive pieces, but because each piece was given to me by my husband and marks a certain significant event in our lives.
 
3) My laptop, for obvious reasons.
 
4) My wedding photos, because I got married so long ago I don’t have them on a disc. I don’t even like them much, but I imagine my daughter might want to see them someday.
 
5) My daughter’s big basket of Princess figurines. She LOVES to play with them and would be lost without them.  
 
So, if your house was burning, what would YOU save?
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22 responses to “RTW: Fleeing the Flames

  1. the question I never want to answer!!!
    Seriously, I hear there is not time for 1 item, let alone 5.
    Normally I would enter a burning building for my laptop, but now I use dropbox, so it’s all on the cloud. In that case, I wouldn’t mind insurance updating my current laptop. :0)

  2. OH, what an interesting question. I’d have to say
    1. My hubby
    2. My dogs
    3. My laptop
    4. My purse
    5. My jewelry box

    I like these kinds of questions, it makes me think about priorities, you know? Thanks!

  3. All these entries are making me twitch. Hard.

  4. Your daughter’s baby book — so sweet! And I love the jewellery box choice too. Of course, the laptop. 😀

  5. I love that everything is being saved for someone else! Beatiful! I definitely went the selfish route. 🙂

  6. I had to take my jewelry box too. For the same reasons… I’m a sap. 🙂

  7. Your list sounds very familiar! And it was hard. I wanted to save everything.

    • It was hard! Part of my wanted to save everything, but part of me thought: who cares? If my family is safe, what does the material stuff matter?

  8. I love how these lists tell so much about personality and priorities. Yours shows what a wonderful mom/wife you must be (also writer)!

  9. You’re such a great mom, bringing your daughter’s toys. And I love the reason you’re bringing your jewelry box. So sweet!

  10. I’m with Rebecca, a lot of these lists are pretty selfless, mom’s grabbing favourite toys and photo albums for their kids and generally rescuing more sentimental than practical things.

  11. Yep! Honestly, nothing in my house is worth more than my family’s safety and my daughter’s happiness. This RTW was a fun way to remind myself of that. 🙂

  12. I think it’s the sweetest that the first thing you’d save is your daughter’s baby book. 🙂