Jori's post got me all giddy about childhood memories. So I'm sitting here stewing a few of my favorite memories as a child.
*Sharing a room with Heather. Who would tell me stories at night to help me fall asleep, let me sleep with the closet light on if i was scared, and she would shout, "sit up!" if i was coughing in the night. ha. no really, she was a good sister to share a room with. many a times, when i was scared, she'd walk me into our parents room. i was always afraid of the monsters watching me at the bottom of the stairs.
*My cabbage patch dolls. Mona Maud. Morty. Freda. I miss those dolls. Mom - I hope they're still in one of my boxes in the attic. I loved playing with my dolls. I love playing dolls - yes, to this day - with Annie.
*Saturday early mornings with my dad. We'd watch cartoons & snuggle. Then he'd make a scrumptious breakfast for us. No one does breakfast like my daddy. My not so favorite part came shortly after breakfast. Saturday cleaning. ew.
*Disneyland trips with my family. The girls would wear our red jackets, so we wouldn't get lost. (back then, i had a partner at all times for any ride.) We'd go find that one staircase in New Orleans Square (I think!??) and take our pictures on it. I remember walking into the park with so much excitement, thinking that place was heaven on earth. I remember finally getting our Mint Juleps and thinking life was good.
*Traveling in our Sunday Best. We spent so many hours and days of our life sitting at airports, waiting to go to San Fransisco, Salt Lake - or wherever else our family was. Its no wonder I know how to pack. or that i hate unpacking still.
*Mom doing putting our hair in curlers on Saturday nights. So we'd be fancy for church. And so we would be good in church, so we didn't have to get taken out by my dad - who was always on the stand. You don't want to have your dad come down off the stand. to take you out & have to discipline you. you just don't. unless you're retarded.
*Holly and I used to make up nerdy songs & all kinds of things. Once we tape recorded our selves talking in goofy accents. Geeks! But we still laugh about those things.
*Cuddling with my momma. I mostly stopped by high school. seminary was brutal. but to this day - when i get a little time with neddy, i'm craving some cuddling.
I had a fabulous childhood. I have a wonderful life. I'm thankful for my sisters. I'm the luckiest girl in the world - because of my parents.