I am struggling a bit with today's prompt. Taking first place, winning contests, competitions, sports, spelling bees are not things I ever did. While other kids were joining teams and taking lessons, I was playing outside in the yard by myself or with my family. There aren't any awards for that.
However there were rewards. I was an only child, and so my parents were my best friends. Sure, there were some neighborhood kids, but most were boys and somewhat older than me. This made our family really close. We played badminton, kickball, grilled out (that's a barbeque for some of you), had picnics and had lots of fun. These things were worth more than taking first place in any competition.
First place had another meaning. Mom would occasionally use it when I should have done something differently, or that the outcome would have been different, if I had I listened to her "in the first place".
Now I leave you with a few contenders for my choice of first place. First, may I present my hubby, who has survived over 25 years of marriage to yours truly. That is no small feat to be sure. You see he brings home the bacon and I eat it.
|My wonderful hubby|
And in the snuggle-bunkins category, we have three fabulous felines. While they are all friends, what you probably won't see is Sophie and Dood in a snuggle like this.
|Rosie and Sophie|
|Rosie and Dood|
To me they are all winners, which makes me the biggest winner of all.