Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I was a weird kid
Once I had a dream that the neighbors' TV was visible through their roof furnace vent. They were watching I Love Lucy. I looked for that screen for many years after that.
I used to think women just "got" pregnant - like catching a cold.
My sister and I used to pretend we could speak a foreign language - we'd "talk" that way for hours.
To this day, I swear a cat's eye marble squeaked at me when I was 5.
I used the think the turning signal, or the "cull-tinker" as we called it, was a homing device, letting us know we were rounding the corner for home.
In one rental house, we had this weird linen closet that started about 3 feet off the ground. I used to climb up in there because I just liked the smell.
During one late-night trip to the bathroom in that house, I convinced my 5-year-old self that The Incredible Hulk was waiting down the hallway to jump me. I yelled for my Mom, until she came stumbling from a sound sleep. I couldn't admit the truth, so I told her I just thought it was nice to walk together.
When I would yell for my parents in the night I would start softly "mom?, mom?" and soon crescendo to "MOM!". Somehow it seemed better to start quietly.
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