I recently pilfered pictures from my mother’s photo albums. I was looking for beach images for the Girlfriend Getaway post.
Regretfully, I raided her albums when I was a teenager and gave my favorite childhood photos to old boyfriends. The above photo was safe because it hung on the wall.
Thankfully, this photo of 2-1/2 year old me wasn’t boyfriend-worthy
According to my parents, I have always been a night owl. I remember my mom forcing naps on me; so she and my baby sister, Amy, could have a rest.
I also remember being put to bed, at night, hours before I was sleepy. When I thought the coast was clear, I would turn the light on and dress up in something that made me feel like a lady. I also liked to rearrange the furniture in my room.
My mom said the best picture was the one where I was wearing my Easter hat, a tie around the waist of my nightgown, and Mary Janes on the wrong feet.
The above photo was taken at midnight. (Busted! I look slightly shocked or maybe embarrassed.) I don’t dress up in the middle of the night anymore, but I rearrange furniture for a profession and I still come alive at night!
What early childhood habits have you hung on to?