There’s nothing quite like being a little kid, right? Lots of time for playing with friends, no bills to worry about, and parents to take care of you. Sometimes I miss that feeling and that’s why this week’s Ten on Tuesday topic is 10 Things You Miss From Your Childhood.
- My mom’s cooking. Sure, sometimes she made things I hated, like shrimp wiggle, but most of the time it was food that I loved: fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, meatloaf, Greek lamb and more. There was dessert every night, too.
- Slumber parties. Not that anyone slumbered but it sure was fun.
- Valentine’s Day in school. Everyone made little mailboxes and you got lots and lots of Valentine’s from your friends. So fun!
- Playing all day Saturday. This usually involved being at a friend’s house or having a friend over to my house. There is nothing like that feeling of having a whole day stretch out in front of you and your best friend.
- My brothers. They teased me but it was because they loved me and I sure miss having them around to reminisce with about this stuff.
- Making a fort with blankets. I loved to go in there with a book and a snack and pretend I was camping.
- Cheesy music. I sang along with The Osmonds, The Partridge Family and The Bay Street Rollers into many a hairbrush.
- My dressing table. It was painted blue and my mom made a skirt for it that was rows and rows of white eyelet. I loved to sit there and look into the mirror that hung on the wall and pretend I was a grown up getting ready to go somewhere fancy.
- Summer camp. I went to church camp and it was the best 2 weeks of my summer. There was swimming and games, arts and crafts and singing, and I loved living in those little cabins.
- Field trips. My mom would make me a really special lunch with extra fruit and cupcakes for dessert and I loved to ride on the bus because I was a walker. We always went to the aquarium and Plimoth Plantation and I never got tired of it.
This was a really fun list for me to think about and write. There was a lot of crap in my childhood and I’ve had to focus on that a lot to work through the fall out from it. It was really refreshing to think about the things that made me happy instead. And now I sort of want to color and go for a bike ride to a friend’s house.