Three Things Challenge — Who’s Counting?

counting eggs“What are you doing, sweetie?” she asked.

“I’m counting our eggs before they hatch,” he responded.

“Why are you doing that?” she asked.

“Our teacher told us to count our eggs before they hatch,” he said.

“I think you’re a bit confused, honey,” she said. “The old saying is about not counting your chickens before they hatch.”

“But we don’t have any chickens, so how can I count them when all we have are eggs?” he asked.

“It means…” she started to say. Then she decided the better of trying to explain it to her five year old son. “So how many eggs are in that carton, sweetie?”


Written for today’s Three Things Challenge prompt from Di over at Pensitivity101. The three things are “chicken,” “counting,” and “bit.” Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Fandango’s February Expressions #29

6785E27C-5A43-43F6-8667-122B84D057D7Today is my final Fandango’s February Expressions post. I hope you’ve enjoyed this prompt. I know that I’ve really enjoyed reading your responses.

Make hay while the sun shines

Each day during the month of February, at around 6 am Pacific Time, I will post an old adage, an old saying, a familiar expression that we’ve all heard and have probably used during our lifetimes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage.

Please tag your post with #FFE and create a pingback to this post or include your link in a comment on each day’s post.

Have fun and be sure to read what others have posted in response to this prompt.

Fandango’s February Expressions #28

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Each day during the month of February, at around 6 am Pacific Time, I will be posting an old adage, an old saying, a familiar expression that we’ve all heard and have probably used during our lifetimes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage.

Please tag your post with #FFE and create a pingback to this post or include your link in a comment on each day’s post.

Have fun and be sure to read what others have posted in response to this prompt.

Fandango’s February Expressions #27

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do

Each day during the month of February, at around 6 am Pacific Time, I will be posting an old adage, an old saying, a familiar expression that we’ve all heard and have probably used during our lifetimes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage.

Please tag your post with #FFE and create a pingback to this post or include your link in a comment on each day’s post.

Have fun and be sure to read what others have posted in response to this prompt.

Fandango’s February Expressions #26

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Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t

Each day during the month of February, at around 6 am Pacific Time, I will be posting an old adage, an old saying, a familiar expression that we’ve all heard and have probably used during our lifetimes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage.

Please tag your post with #FFE and create a pingback to this post or include your link in a comment on each day’s post.

Have fun and be sure to read what others have posted in response to this prompt.