Tuesday, December 15, 2009

When I Was A Young Girl

I have been meaning to do this tag forever - its 10 Things About Me As A Kid - if you read this consider yourself tagged!
1. As you can see in my picture, I had a cabbage patch kid - I loved them. For my 8th birthday I even had a cabbage patch themed party. I also loved the Spice Girls and wrote them a letter asking them to perform at my birthday party (high expectations, no?). My mom told be before the party that there would be a surprise guest. I got excited thinking it would be the Spice Girls, but I also added - "it better not be a clown!" And it was. A clown pretending to be a Cabbage Patch Doll. I was not happy.
2. I was into fairies, leprechauns, ghosts, aliens - all that supernatural stuff. I say that has a lot to do with me watching So Weird and Allen Strange (remember those shows?). My friends and I spend all our time outside looking for these beings and even had a secret club. I especially loved fairies and make houses and food for them.
3. On that note, when I was 8 I asked for an alien for Christmas. yes, in my letter to Santa I asked for a martian. So I could be like Robbie from the nick show Allen Strange and have an alien living in my attic. All my dad said was "Lauren, what if a alien asked for a human for Christmas?" Can't you see already what an odd child I was? haha
4. When I was a kid I owned several businesses and restaurants: 1997 Cafe (our dinner table, the menu what was whatever we were having that night), New News I created a magazine that featured crafts and interviews with family members...and I made them pay for it), Lauren's Daisies (my bath and body works company, basically I mixed water and lotion in bottles and sold them to my grandmother) and many more. I was a mini- mogul!
5. I had a recurring dream when I was little that little miss piggy was driving up a mountain with black and white dinosaurs chasing after her. Random.
6. I loved Enya. I would spend an entire day playing dress up and dancing to her music.
7. I used to write songs when I was little too. I wrote about holidays, family, and love (which I knew nothing about). I performed them for the family too and pretended like I was on tour. ?They're not well written but had good tunes.
8. I hated buttons - with a passion. I could not stand to wear anything with buttons on it. Sure my mom loved finding clothes with no buttons on them.
9. I wanted to dress like Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All and I wanted the Rachel haircut, even though I was too young to watch friends.
10. After I saw Lindsay Lohan wearing blue nail polish in The Parent Trap, I immediately bought some and wore it all summer.
Wasn't I a special kid? haha


Forgetmenot said...

oh! is that you? how adorable!
hahaha, the clown thing made me laugh!
you were a special kid for sure ;)

Hannah said...

I'm pretty sure I was dying to get a denim jacket and learn how to play poker after watching the parent trap. And our restaurant was "The Three Kids Restaurant" whenever we had leftovers. Hehe.

la petite fashionista said...

haha we must have been a lot alike when were were little ones--

i had a wooden fairy house in our backyard.. i was ALWAYS starting businesses (one of my favorite being Lauren's library where i carried a collection of books around in our little red wagon & checked them out to people)... and Clarissa was pretty much my idol!

love this post:)

Thelma said...

Cute pics! I still have my cabbage patch doll and I'm 32 years old! HA!

Erika said...

Ohmigosh So Weird!! You mentioned So Weird!! That was totally my favorite show as a kid growing up - I truly thought I was going to be a paranormal investigator! I absolutely love you for even being aware of that show's existence!! :)

Lexie said...

you were too cute!

i used to write songs all the time too, using pop melodies with my lyrics!

and my brother built an elaborate lego zoo when he was younger and charged everyone 50 cents for a tour! lol

Anonymous said...

omg I SOOOO remember So Weird and Allen Strange. Every weekend So Weird was on my screen all day even if I saw the episode early in the day! lol. And Allen Strange too, every saturday afternoon at the same time.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

WIth your hatred of buttons you could have been Amish...but then no Lohan films and nail polish for you!

erin meagan said...

i love the spice girls. and the parent trap.

my wonderland said...

You surely were a special kid!!
and also very pretty and adorable...