Tomorrow we’re traveling to Pittsburgh for my baby sister’s graduation from college. (College!?!? How is she that old!) So in honor of going back to my childhood home I thought I’d post a 5 on Friday about my childhood:
What is something you miss from your childhood? Oh this is a hard one! I miss a lot from my childhood, it was a pretty good one 🙂 The first thing that comes to mind is waking up on a Saturday and watching cartoons in my tent that I set up in front of the tv. I also really miss the summers. I would spend all day outside playing princesses with my sisters (we used my dad’s old sheets that he used in the yard as our dresses and our swing set was our castle). Then we would eat dinner out on the deck. My grandparents would sometimes stop by after dinner and my Pappap would bring a bouquet of wildflowers for my mom. Then we would catch lightening bugs till the sun went down.
What is something you don’t miss at all from your childhood? I do not miss going to school at all! I really did not like it. When I started kindergarten my mom had to get me to go to school by threatening that if I didn’t go she would be put in jail.
When you were a kid did your parents make you sit at the table until all your veggies were eaten off your plate? Oh yes they did! My mom would sometimes bargain with us, but not my dad. I remember sitting at the dinner table with a big wad of meat in my mouth, chewing for what felt like forever. On the bright side, it got you out of clearing the table since you weren’t allowed to leave your chair until the food was gone.
What was your favorite activity on the playground? I loved the monkey bars and hanging upside down. I also loved, what the internet is calling, the “glide track.” Basically you held onto a handle and slid on a track from one side to the other. It always had a long line at the park 🙂
Describe the furniture in your childhood bedroom. Did you like it? Where is that furniture now? I loved my furniture. My parents bought it for me when I made the switch from crib and it lasted all the way until I got married. I had a twin canopy bed with matching dresser, night stand and when I was 16 I got the matching desk (I think it was all cherry wood). We’re using the dresser and night stand in our bedroom now. My desk is still in my bedroom in Pittsburgh and the bed has been packed away for the day that we have a spare bedroom.
And since blog posts are better with pictures, I thought I’d show a couple pictures from when I was a kid 🙂