It’s Thursday again. And that means my story! This week is all about my preschool/Kindergarten years. And frankly, I don’t remember much.
But there are stories that I feel like I should remember because I was told so many times.
Like that my first word was “Hot!” or “Cracker!” My first sentence was “More cocoa?” I walked the first time the day before my first birthday.
Or that my older brother and I emptied a whole box of cereal on the floor in the front room. We had a little push car that you put blocks in. It had a steering wheel with a horn that beeped. We (my brother and I) called it the beep-beep. We drove the beep-beep all over that cereal in the front room. What a mess!
We went to Disneyland when I was not yet 3 years old. My parents were thrilled to get me in for free. We went with neighbors and good friends of my parents. Their kids were so bratty and everyone had a horrible time. (Good thing I don’t remember this one!)
My 3rd Christmas (I was 2 years old), Denver had a HUGE snow storm. It snowed everyone in. My parents walked to the grocery store down the street. They put the food in garbage sacks and drug them on top of the snow to get home.
When I was 2 years old, my Aunt got married. I was her flower girl. In my family, we give a horse shoe to the bride to wish her good luck. I was very unhappy about the whole process and threw it at her head instead of giving it to her nicely. My mom took this picture of my brother, me and my cousin staring hard at the wedding cake. My mom could never tell if I had actually put my fingers in the cake or not.
I loved to play with My Little Ponies and Little People. I loved animals.
I was a tiger for Halloween one year, wearing the same hat that my mom had when she was a little girl. Butterfly wore the same hat too!
Things that I DO remember:
My neighbor spent most of her days at our house. My mom watched her while her mom was at work. She was only a few months younger than me. She also had an older sister. Our families spent a lot of time together.
She and I even took dance lessons together. We started Daisy Girl Scouts together. But I made the cut off for school and she didn’t. So I went to school a year before she did.
My first day of Kindergarten was the first day of the new school being opened. The school was so new, it didn’t have a proper name. We had too many Kindergartners that year so they put us out in the portable classrooms. There was no bathroom in those portables. I remember having to line up and walk through the snow to the big school to have a bathroom break. My teacher was named Mrs. Jack.
Every year we drove to Utah to visit my grandparents. My Nana bought this charming little cardboard house that we “sold” candy out of every time. That is, until we left it out in the rain one year and it got ruined.
Every year at Christmas time we would ride the horse drawn carriages through downtown Denver to see the Christmas lights. When I was 4, we did it for the first time.
I remember spending a lot of time with my brother. I didn’t mind it. We were so cute together! He was a great friend and always willing to play Voltron with me.
Or maybe I was willing to play Voltron with him!
I remember being terrified of the beeping sound that a tractor makes when it backs up. Terrified. To this day, it still makes me a little nervous. Maybe I was terrified of it backing over me? I have no idea.
But look at this little lady!
This little lady said that there was 2 weathers when the sun was shining and it was raining. This little lady said that in church, they should say mommies and daddies too, not just Brothers and Sisters.
This little lady is growing up!
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