Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
-I was silly for wanting to grow up so fast...
When I was little, my dad used to snuggle on his bed with my brother and me and tell us "Made Up Stories." These stories never made any sense (because my dad made them up off the top of his head), but we loved them. One classic example was "Sour Puss and the Town of the Lemonheads." It was always a treat when we got one of Dad's stories instead of a "regular story" (one from a book).
I really enjoyed spending time outside as a child. My siblings and I would dig enormous holes by the fort in the backyard during the summer and fill them with water and go for mudbaths. When Mom said we couldn't keep filling them with water, we would start tunneling in the hopes of creating enormous underground palaces.
I often would go looking for sticks in the pastures that were slightly curved and turn them into bows and then I would find straight sticks for arrows. They never flew very far, but it was fun.
The Soulful Ginger (who also enjoyed being a hooligan with her many brothers and few sisters. Her poor mother.)
I remember slaying dragons with sticks in the parks by my house, rocking the SNES and Gameboy, and spending days reading the Redwall series. Those were the days.
Thousands of miles in the car with my family. Having the perfect day at Disneyworld. Running around like a hooligan on my grandparents' farm and training the cats. Mandatory fun days. Making nests out of pillows and blankets to have story snuggles. Hearing - and then telling - Boo Boo the Worm stories. My childhood was pretty great. Thanks, family.