Memories, all alone in the moonlight

  1. When I was a kid I would eat pretzels every day after school and pretend I was smoking. Or I would put a marshmallow on the end and pretend it was a lollipop.
  2. I had a boy hair cut for the majority of my up-bringing and was mistaken as a boy several times.
  3. I would throw tantrums when I was little because my socks wouldn’t stay up.
  4. I made up dances all the time. If you’d like to see my dance for the 6th grade talent show, let me know.
  5. When my family and I would leave for vacations, I’d say bye to all of my stuffed animals and dolls and tell them how sorry I was that I couldn’t take all of them with me. But I’d always take one beanie baby, my Monkey baby and my American Girl doll, Kirsten.
  6. Before going to my first middle school dance, I “practiced” in the mirror for a while and made conversation with myself, pretending like I was talking to someone.
  7. I made up my imaginary friend just so I could say I had an imaginary friend. Her name was Rainbow.
  8. I loved monkeys and dolphins.
  9. My first beanie baby was a whale. I got it on Christmas Eve. I tied a string around it and dragged it everywhere I went, like a dog.
  10. I loved making tents and playing outside in the creeks.
  11. I watched Arthur, Dragon Tales, and Zoom almost every day. (We didn’t have cable.)
  12. I read all of the Boxcar Children books over and over again.
  13. The first time my piano teacher told me I needed to keep practicing my assigned song for another week, I ran to the bathroom and cried.
  14. When I was 12, I had to sing “We’ll Bring the World His Truth” with two boys during our primary presentation. I started crying during the song because it’s a touching song, and once again… I ran out of the chapel during the song.
  15. I tried to take my cat on a walk once.
  16. I loved doing crafts, including that tie dye wheel, painting stain glass, and colored sand stuff.
  17. I called a kid “4 eyes” in second grade (I had a crush on him). He told on me, I got in trouble. The next year I had to get glasses.
  18. In first grade, my teacher told me I didn’t know how to use scissors right. She gathered all the kids around me for a lesson on cutting properly. Humiliating.
  19. I wore Adidas sambas and overalls.
  20. I loved playing house, but I could never remember my name. It usually was Melanie, but my friends always had to remind me. Also, if a grownup walked in while we were playing house or barbies, I stopped playing and pretended to be doing something else because I was always embarrassed.
2 replies
  1. Hannah
    Hannah says:

    I laughed to myself (next to strangers at the airport) at about every single one of these, but even more at the end ones. HILARIOUS. it’s also 7 AM and i’ve been awake for 23 hours. EASY!

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