Friday, June 20, 2014

Random Tid Bits

  1. I'm going to tell you a little bit about me when I was an itty bitty child. Some claim that I didn't smile until I was 2. I was very shy. In fact I wouldn't order from restaurants until I was in 6th grade.

    There is hope for shy people. Now I'm a teacher. I still like quiet time when I get home, but that usually doesn't happen.

    I was also bald until I was 2. My baby picture hung in my bedroom, and I tried drawing hair on it.

  2. I loved my little sister. Mainly because I could dress her up, and she'd play the part of the baby when we played house. Through her I didn't have to grow up so fast. She is 5 years younger than I am. I played with Barbies and dolls 5 years beyond what most kids did. My mom said I was very good about including her in my play.

    The one time I was bad to her was when I was in charge of taking care of her. I made her go to her room, and I tied her door handle, to the bathroom door handle, and lastly to my parent's door handle. She was tied into her room. This is not something I'm proud of. While my friend and I were doing this, my parents caught us in the act. My friend had to go home. Trust me I was much better to her than my older sister was to me.

  3. I had 2 pit bulls growing up. They were nice dogs. I hate that their breed gets a bad name because people treat them poorly. They would give us sled rides, play tug of war, fetch, play hide and seek, and let me sleep on their bellies in the sun. Watching them play hide and seek was fun. My Dad would put them downstairs. They knew what it was about, and would bark happy barks. Then he'd hide their treats around the house. They'd come up, and have to find them. 

  4. To this day I feel kind of bad - You see my parents had to get rid of our dogs because of me. I kept having asthma attacks and had huge allergy problems. I was sick all the time. My Dad in particular loved those dogs. They got rid of them, so I would be healthier. So much for having a pet to build up a tolerance.

  5. I'm a sleep walker and talker. I shared a bedroom with my sister Angie. She told me that I'd often talk nonsense  in my sleep. Once I must of had a dream about going on a picnic, and rattled off all the things we were bringing. Another time I got up, walked over to my sister's backpack, blew my nose on it, and said, "That feels better."

  6. I'd love to say I grew out of sleep talking and walking. When I was in high school I stayed at a friend's house, and actually got up and left the house in the middle of the night. No worries I came back. As an adult I've had dreams I was a dinosaur, a werewolf, and dragon. Each dream someone was after me. I roared in my dream, which was reality, scared the crap out of Daddy and woke myself up to.

  7. Once I almost burnt our childhood house down. My sister Angie got a purple stuffed animal monkey. It was so cute sitting on the top of our reading lamp, so I put it there. My sister complained to our Dad about me having body odor. She kept saying, "I can't go to sleep. She just smells so bad!" He came in the room and smelled all over me. I was playing possum. He said, "Well I smell it, but it's not Alissa." It took him a minute to find out that it was the purple monkey's butt that was nearly on fire. We're lucky it didn't light up in flames. He had a permanently black butt, and had to be thrown out.

    What's a childhood memory that you have?

8 comments:

~ Noelle said...

Ha ha ha - I hate to admit that I was laughing at most of these.. sorry, but it was funny.

Masshole Mommy said...

My sister and I never got along and still really don't. We definitley get along better now, but we just have different ways of looking at things.

Beate said...

Thank you for sharing those stories with us :) They make me smile because I think we all have stories like these to tell about our childhood :) I'm just sorry about the dogs, but it was the right thing to do. I always wanted to sleep in my parents' bed and I would drive them crazy sneaking in every night ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I almost burnt our house down too. I lit a candle, left it in a holder and went downstairs. Forgot all about it. Opened the door to go back up hours later and smelled the smoke. The candle holder caught fire! My little sister grabbed a spatula from the kitchen, I scooped it up, ran with it down the hallway, dropping it on the floor, sparks flew everywhere! Scooped it back up, little sister opened the window (after stomping on the sparks with her bare feet lol) and we threw it into the yard. Later when my mom was mowing she was like "What the hell is this?" scooping up a big burnt ball of crud lol. We didn't tell her until years later what happened!

Veronica Lee said...

I enjoyed reading these random tid bits about you.

Happy Sunday, A!

mail4rosey said...

How funny that you were being sniffed in your sleep. I laughed out loud. That's good that they found the monkey before it caught on fire!

I know someone w/a pitbull, and the dog took newish kittens out of the rain, and let one of the kittens 'nurse' on HIM (it was a boy). Hysterical stuff and I saw both with my own two eyes.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I can up you on the restaurants. I never got to eat in a restaurant until I was probably 17 or so. My parents couldn't afford to take 5 kids out to eat.

indah nuria Savitri said...

hmmm..I don't really like playing with fire..it frightens me :)..I was not as bubbly as I am now when I was a kid..but they sure remember me as a loud person as I love to laugh, tell stories et sing :)..I'm pretty close with my younger brothers as well..well, I really miss my family now :)

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