I have been tagged with the whole childhood memories meme by both Alisa and now Redhead Mommy, so I guess I had better get with the program if I want to remain in the favor of the blog gods.
What 5 Things do you miss about your childhood?
But first the rules to this meme game: Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog's name in the #5 spot; link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross pollination effect.
1. Lu's News http://luann919.blogspot.com
2. Marti http://marti2212.blogspot.com/
3. Ivy Tied Up http://www.ivytiedup.com
4. Redhead Mommy http://redheadmommy.blogspot.com
5. WaterWaterEverywhere http://waterwatereverywhere.blogspot.com/
Next: select new friends to add to the pollen count. (No one is obligated to participate).
1. mcg http://mcgibfried.blogspot.com/
2. The Deep Freeze http://thedeepfreeze.blogspot.com/
3. Attractive Nuisance http://attractivenuisanceblog.blogspot.com/
4. Prattoons http://prattoons.blogspot.com/
5. Revolt http://mehfehblah.blogspot.com/
Ok, let's play.
1. My dad. Obvious one. I miss the stupid names he made up for me, like "Monkey Fuzzball". I miss how he pulled on my ponytails as I walked by. I miss how he made me sit on the edge of his bed while he was supposed to be sleepin' so he could hug me and tell me stuff. I miss how he thought he could still play softball with young guys from work/church when he was over 40 and would come home with aches and pains. Ok that's enough I guess.
2. Birthdays. My parents always really did them up, with lots of presents and cake and parties, etc. My grandparents always gave me great gifts too. As much as I try to explain this to hubby, he still doesn't quite get it. He tries sometimes, but mostly falls short in this area. His family wasn't into big birthday to-dos.
3. Being skinny. Having a fast metabolism. I can't say I ever had a great self-image because even when I was skinny I was a giraffe and pretty awkward looking. But it'd be nice to have that metabolism now.
4. Liking school. Loving the very act of learning something new and loving my teachers and my friends and all the cool stuff we did, like going on field trips and singing in the choir. Learning was so easy then.
5. Christmas in Philly with my family. Every Christmas my dad would drag us all downtown and make a big production of it. We'd visit the Wanamaker's light show, and Strawbridge's The Christmas Carol, and see the Musical Tree at the Gallery. Lots of other stuff too. It helped me to never fear big cities.