I had my kids doing a pre-writing activity about gifts today. I was trying to get them to think about gifts in wider terms than the typical PS3, iPod, puppy, Justin Bieber doll (yes, that was a real response I got), etc. I gave them the example of how I consider my car getting totaled this time last year a gift (my old car was falling apart...I was pouring way too much money into it...the wreck forced me to get a newer, better car...yada, yada, yada...).
In one of my classes, I got as far in my story as "so when my car was hit" when one of my kids finished my sentence with "you met this guy."
From now on, he gets to write the endings to all of my stories.