When I was little I wanted to be Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island and not Ginger although I did love Ginger's fanciness-imagine that. How did Ginger never run out of liquid black eyeliner after all of those years?
When I was little I was obsessed with the wedding ring bearer pillows with the fake gold ring attached.
(Didn't everyone pick the twin girls' names?)
When I was little I was sitting on my swing set swinging and daydreaming, go figure, and I felt a rain drop on my scalp and didn't feel anymore rain. I felt the rain drop running down my forehead so I went to wipe the drop away until I realized the blue jay sitting on the bar over my head had just pooped on my head. I am not fond of bluejays to this day.
When I was little I would take paper clips or hair pins, reform them and pretend I had braces or at least a retainer.
When I was little l Ioved to sit on the floor and look at album covers and eight tracks and organize them by color. I especially loved the hot pink Bee Gee's eight track and all the album covers were amazing to look at. I miss having records, in general.
When I was little I wanted to marry a man that looked like Kenny Rogers with lots of chest hair and a beard.
When I was little I got mad because I walked with my seven year old cousin to Saturday night Mass. We hadn't eaten any dinner yet and I was so ridiculously starving. Well, I hadn't made my First Communion yet as I was only six. So my belly was growling loudly through the entire Mass and she got up to take Communion, drink the wine and I was so mad at her as any starving six year old be. I cried all the way home, walked twenty feet ahead of her the whole way without talking to her only to say, "It's not fair that you got to eat and I didn't." Oh, my gosh I was such a drama queen! I remember it like it was yesterday. I wonder if she does?
When I was little I loved the smell of grass seed in those big barrels at the hardware store, but what I loved more than that was sticking my arm in the barrel, as far as I could reach, feeling how cold the grass seed was, and pulling my arm out super fast and watching the grass seed close the hole that I had just made.
When I was little I thought everyone shopped in boutiques and department stores and I couldn't figure out why some kids looked so messy-I lived under a rock, obviously-geez!
When I was little I taught myself to wink with my left and my right eye. That was so hard, but I did it, for no reason other than, to be able to say I could and I still can.
When I was little I never knew we'd have computers, something called the internet, or how much I would love something called "Blogging" and all all the cool people that I would get to know from all over the world just by reading my words and by me reading theirs from stories told by all of us on our blogs.