Ah junk drawers....because of you....there is family time! You know it's true. We all had one growing up, usually found in the kitchen. The place where everything was put but you could never find what you were looking for. Junk drawers, what would we do without them? You try to organize them but it's pointless, they never stay like that.
Junk drawers were a treasure trove of possibilities! What would you find today? Staples for the stapler that's been empty for a month? Dead batteries (even though you put them in there when they were good and they magically die). Flashlight without batteries (always!). Those bread tags:
Yep, those, always those no matter the distance from a counter that you would actually put bread on. And if there was one there would be many. They multiplied like rabbits! These too:
Once these fell out of the box they were everywhere! And you would use these to make those paper plate skeletons that their arms and legs move because of these amazing pieces of metal (brads) (tried to find a photo of one of those skeletons, everyone ties them now. What? That's not fun!).
But really, junk drawers were the best. You had to clean up the counter? Junk drawer! Just open up the drawer and throw it in. Not sure where random item belongs: game piece, screw, dice (always dice right?), put it in the junk drawer. The quickest way to clean up because it'll be safe there, right? (Not always. I think sometimes junk drawers are a crack in space, things go in and never come out and vice versa.)
But it is because of these junk drawers we are able to sit down and have some quality family time of talking and laughing and playing the Wii until you need new batteries and they are freakin' dead in the junk drawer! :)
Because you know this is what family time really looks like. :)
Boo-yah! Took out three writing prompts with one post! Ah yeah! (the prompts were junk drawers, because you (close enough to because of you), and family time). It was really fun and random to write this post. Brought back a few memories too, weird I know, but it did. I thought about all the different junk drawers in houses I grew up in. There are always those exact same items in everybody's junk drawers, they are like universal junk drawer items (scissors, tape, stapler, all the above mentioned items, and the random candle).
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of whatnot and ramble. :)