1. I wanted to be queen of the roller rink.
OK 80s/90s kids, get with me on this. You had a birthday at the local roller rink. You held your best friend's hand during "couples skate" because you were and awkward 8 year old and had no boy friends (separate words intentional there). Or maybe that's just me... I remember my mom had us all wear matching caps to keep track of us. With a splattered paint pattern. Neon paint. It was the early 90s, shut up. Pictures exist and if I had access to them, I would share. Until then, I will share this rocking video with you:
2. I also wanted to be queen of the talent show (I had all kinds of grand dreams)
Every year, my school held a talent show (shout out to Oak Hill Elementary!) and I don't even remember what kids did. I'm sure there was singing, magic tricks, "comedy" and dancing. But I always had this dream of doing my own routine. I never did. But what I wanted to do was based on my favorite Christmas movie (well, tied favorite--All I Want For Christmas is also a fav). I couldn't find video of the actual routine, but if you've seen the movie it's the Mandy number. Here's a screenshot...
3. I wanted a Power Wheel.
I just had to google "cars for kids" because I couldn't remember what they were called. But Power Wheels were like the holy grail of toys for me. My friend.. Brittany... Michelle... I don't remember, had one and I was so envious. Clearly, considering how many details I remember, this has had a lasting effect in me.... not! (Sorry, 90s kid coming through there.)
I remember this commercial. As an adult, I'm a little freaked out by the line "Come on Flo, let's really go!" Hopefully I'm just not hearing that right.
4. I was an "artiste"
Yeah, I drew people with 12 fingers. Look at Picasso.
|This is "Girl with Pillow" He seems to have under-compensated the amount of fingers. I was over. Together we'd make a great team.|
So here's the moral of this story, the one thing I never dreamed of was my wedding. And now that I have to plan one, I have NO IDEA where to start. So if you aren't one of those girls who plans her wedding out without even having a boyfriend... BECOME ONE. If you plan on getting married ever, those early plans will help. Right now, I'm completely clueless. If you're one who has already married and made it through, I ask you now... HELP!!