Who doesn’t love a treasure map? The mystery, the anticipation, the challenge.
I bet you’ve drawn at least one treasure map, even if the treasure was only imaginary. But have you ever drawn a treasure map of your own bedroom?
You see, my little sister was fond of candy. VERY fond of candy. So fond that the temptation of her sisters’ Easter baskets sometimes overcame her sense of right and wrong. Meaning the Reese’s peanut butter egg I had been looking forward to nibbling on after school might turn up missing.
Realizing that the contents of MY Easter basket were no longer sacrosanct, I did what any red-blooded twelve-year-old would do–I hid the candy. But I didn’t put all my Cadbury eggs in one basket. I hid each piece in a different location. (I think I left the jelly beans in the basket. They were never my favorite, so I didn’t mind of she ate them. Plus, I was probably hoping that doing so would keep her from sniffing out the good stuff–and she was capable of sniffing out chocolate!)
The dilemma here, of course, is that I might forget where I stashed everything. So naturally, I made a map. A treasure map indicating where in the bedroom I had hidden each precious piece of candy. I don’t recall anymore if I crossed them off after consuming them, but I do have fond memories of that map.
Have you ever made a map to keep track of things you’ve hidden? Have you ever stumbled upon an unexpected treasure? If so, share those stories with your family and friends. After all, everyone loves a good story about buried treasure.
P.S. You may have noticed this post showed up a day early. I decided to try posting on Thursdays. Happy Thursday.