I was never big on reading when I was growning up and my mom will not pick up a non-kids book for nothing. So I feel like I was deprived a little growing up. I have never read Little House on the Prairie, Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, or Alice in Wonderland to name a few. But I am working on changing that. I am making it a goal to read some of the classics that I missed out on as a kid. You are never to old to read something new even if it is not in you age group.
My earliest childhood memory was playing Mary Poppins at my Grandma’s house. She used to knot so she had a knitting bag that reminded me of Mary Poppins’ carpet bag and I had these twin dolls that were a boy and a girl. The boy had a J his outfit and the girl had a M but I did not care they were Jane and Michael. Michael got a burn mark on his butt one time because he got a little too close to grandma’s cigarette but that is beside the point. So I would play Mary Poppins, I would be Mary of course, and I would pull my stuff out of the “carpet bag” and those dolls were my Jane and Michael. Along the same lines but Aunt had a brass day bed and one of the knobs was loose so I would play Bedknobs and Broomsticks on her bed. I grow up on Disney movies if you couldn’t tell.
Last month I spent five “Magical” days in Disney World! During my time there I ate, slept, and breathed Mickey Mouse! The food was fit for a Princess and the hotel was fit for a Southern Belle! We had a great time! So much so that I am ready to go back! I want to go back in January for my 30th Birthday! You only turn 30 once and I want to live it up in the Florida sun. I want to spend my milestone Birthday with Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, and Aurora. They are like family! I have known them for as long as I can remember. Disney movies were like my X-Box! No, there was no playing games like with a X-Box but boy did I spend a lot of time with my Disney Movies. “Mary Poppins”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Bed Knobs and Broomsticks”, and “The Little Mermaid”. One Christmas I got a set of twin baby dolls, one had pink clothes on and the other blue. So what did I name them? They were Jane and Michael Banks of course! My grandma’s knitting bag was my “carpet-bag” and the loose knob on my Aunt’s bed was my magic knob to take me where I wanted to go. And wouldn’t you know it, my tape measure always said that I was “Practically Perfect In Every Way” too. While I loved “Sleeping Beauty” and I’m still waiting for the one that I have “Danced With Once Upon A Dream”, I was always a little scared when Maleficent turned into the dragon and was spitting fire at Prince Philip. Yeah these are the memories of my childhood and as I embark on a new phase of my life I think it is only fitting that I spend a little more time reliving my childhood. After all in my book Disney World is a “Magical” “Fun Place” no matter what age you are!