“Everybody Needs a Rock”

Like a lot of kids, J has always collected rocks. I’m careful when doing laundry because it’s not unlikely to find a few pebbles bouncing around in her pockets – along with pine cones, feathers, or whatever else she might have been inspired to pick up.

The other day I came across a book that was written for kids like J. “Everybody Needs a Rock” by Byrd Baylor. The author goes through ten “rules” that everyone needs to respect when choosing your very own rock. As she writes, “not just any rock, but a special rock that you find yourself and keep it for as long as you can, maybe forever.” The prose are beautiful and made me want to jump up and find that special rock meant just for me.

A couple of days ago we went down to the river with our friends. It was another 30 C day! In September. Gorgeous day. We got there a little early and R, being inspired himself by the book, promptly set to finding HIS rock.

Rocks

rocks r

The book encourages the rock hunter to see, feel, and even smell your rock. I guess R thought that it was also worthwhile to listen to one. 🙂

rocks j rock

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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About Debbie

I am a stay at home mom of 2 energetic children. I homeschool them as well. I have a great husband who, after 7 years of working away from, finally has a job where he is home every night. We are trying to learn how to live together again along with adjusting to the lower pay that came along with the job change.
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4 Responses to “Everybody Needs a Rock”

  1. Two Cats are Better Than One says:

    Did it as kid to.

  2. Elsa says:

    I remember as a child a craze for pet rocks – they were clean and didn’t require much looking after (the odd polish – not even that if you were pushed for time!). I think they had eyes painted on them and they might have been varnished too. I guess you can have a pet rock family.

  3. Dawn says:

    A wonderful post. I love rocks too and as a kid was inclined to pick up many of them. It has been great weather to spend time outside and we are to have a few more in the week to come.

  4. diaryfromscotland says:

    I shall most certainly check out this book, as it does appear most appealing.

    Rocks are like that of life – may they share with us the experience of as well as being the security of.

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