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It's a Double Dog Dare

Danielle over at Mid Life Mommy was writing about doing therapy work. It's something I've been trying to do on my own for a while. I usually come from a negative perspective instead of a positive one. This rears its ugly head when I'm with people and everyone starts talking about their pasts. I can dredge up all the bad childhood stories, but a nice one is very difficult. So Danielle has dared me to come up with my list of 5 "good" memories since I've been slacking with it. So here it is in no particular order.

  1. When I was 4 we use to live right on a channel off the bay. We had a bulkhead on our property, but Mr. Miller next door had a beach which I use to slip through the fence to go on. I remember finding a nice sized white rock with a scallop shell stuck to it. When I pulled on the shell it came off revealing a fossil like imprint on it. I thought it was the coolest thing.
  2. During the big Spiderman craze of the 70's, every boy knew the hand position to shoot webbing. My friend Timmy and myself were eating bananas. I don't remember who came up with the idea of replacing the web with banana peels. They were flying all around the house. It was a grand old time. Who knew banana peels could be fun?
  3. I still remember the time I took an afternoon and taught myself how to ride a bike without training wheels. I knew I could ride without them. However take off was the problem zone and I remember going around in circles until I got it.
  4. I don't remember if it was 13 or 14, but my Mom had a surprise birthday party for me and invited all of my friends. There were some friends I hadn't seen in a while. I was really surprised and it was great to see everyone. I still have the picture of all of us standing together in my photo album. It's a good memory.
  5. I remember the first Christmas after I had gotten a paper route. I had my own money that year and I wanted to buy everyone presents with it. I remember being out buying the stuff, wrapping it, and then waiting. I didn't even care about my presents that year. I just wanted to see everyone elses reaction to what I had bought them.

Well that's my list, such as it is. How about you? Can you write a list of 5 "good" childhood stories?

4 people had cathartic therapy:

That's a good double dog dare. I can see you as the kid who can't wait for everyone to see what you got for them.


That is a great list. Was it hard to find 5 things?


That is an awesome list. Glad I could motivate you and now it my turn to find 5 things.


TOM - Thanks.

Blue - I had part of the list in my head since I've been wanting to do this for a while. The last 2 took a while to think of something, but it was under 10 minutes.

Danielle - thanks for the dare.

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