Have you ever experienced that phenomenon where you suddenly start seeing the same thing everywhere? When I first got engaged, I saw sparkling rings on people’s hands all the time. When I was pregnant, I noticed that a lot of people around me were also preggers. Now, after becoming a Chick, I’ve been seeing chickens all around me—uh, okay, I mean chick-themed items in my home because: a) it would be weird to see real chickens chirping all around Los Angeles, and b) I’m basically nesting in my home, so there isn’t too much travel happening.
Anyway, I realized that I’ve actually collected some cute chicks-related stuff over the years. As evidence, I present to you:
This cheery bowl is one of my favorites, and I love eating a snack or drinking soup from it. There’s something about the happy green chick that makes me smile. Sad note: This used to be a combo set that included a matching cup. Alas, the mug sustained multiple chips and a major crack, so I eventually had to toss it out.
Background story: I got my bowl-and-cup set as a mystery gift. I was part of a local moms’ group, and one year, we decided to give each other gifts just for fun. I remember getting so excited when I found the set on my doorstep.
These fun boots with chickens are a must for me whenever the weather gets damp. To be fair, we don’t get a huge amount of rain in SoCal, so I opted for these shorter boots to wear. (Also, I’m lazy, and they’re super easy to slip off, as opposed to regular tall rain boots.) They still do the trick of keeping my feet warm and dry in the rain, and they’re also helpful with the (few) gardening tasks that I do.
Background story: Confession time: I was jealous of my kids’ cool boots. I mean, why should they get all the nifty shoes? So, I got my own pair, justifying the purchase because, hey, my feet won’t ever change in size.
I also have more than a few chick toys. This is probably because I have kids in my home. These are totally not practical, but they’re oh-so-cute.
Background story: In my childhood, I remember getting one of those battery-operated chicks for spring one year. I was so amazed that they’d chirp on contact when I held them. Ever since that fun experience, I’ve had a soft spot for toys with chick themes.
Interestingly enough, although I have this chick(en) collection, I never attempted to amass these items. Throughout the years, I have, though, tried to deliberately collect stickers, stamps, hair barrettes, polished stones, and more. All these collecting trends never lasted, but my chickie stuff has continued on. Go figure.
What have you collected (intentionally or not) over the years?
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