Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Musings on a Strange Childhood

I thought I'd share a snippet from my kidhood. Something strange that I thought about and wanted to share.

When I was a kid, like between the ages of 9 and 14, I loved getting spare change. Loved it. Why? Because I felt like I was important. I had MONEY. Looking back, I'm not sure where the heck I got the change from, but I had some. The moment I had change, I wanted to spend it. Yep. Spend! Spend! Spend!

It was never anything big. Little things, like a blue folder or a banana hair clip or a pair of earrings. I'd see the object and know EXACTLY what I was going to do with it. The blue folder would hold my plans. Plans for what? I have no idea. I felt like I was important because I had plans. I was a thinker. The banana clip? For my Halloween costume...or when I wanted to dress up. And those earrings? Because they were pretty and would look cool with whatever outfit I loved at the time.

I don't remember how many of these plans and schemes actually panned out. I was a kid. I thought I was a thinker, but I was really a kid. I have no idea whatever happened to that blue folder, even though at the time I SWORE I needed it. The banana clip probably got broken and the earrings missing.

But that's how my mind worked. I could use this for that. Spend that on this to do those things.

Yep, I'm strange.

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