do it for yourself

This is me in 1985, when I was four years old. (Gee, does someone look like his mother?) I was pretending to be Mary Bellows, from a show called "Do it for Yourself" which I loved. Looking back, there were a lot of things that I did as a kid that indicated what I would end up being like as an adult. I adored playing school (I'm now a teacher), and I wallpapered and decorated my room several times by the time I hit high school. I remember being really, really excited when a particular house which had been quite run-down was sold and completely renovated (I was in junior high and a friend of mine thought I was nuts because I wouldn't stop talking about it) and I had my own little flower garden (marigolds started from seed) when I was ten. Strangely enough, I wasn't particularly crafty, and I didn't really cook much. I say that, but I did make bagels and pasta when I was in high school. Neither of them were resounding successes, but it's all in the spirit of learning something new.

What did you like doing as a kid? Are you completely different than you were? Exactly the same? Somewhere in between? I'm curious.

Hope you're having a good start to your week. (At one point this morning, in the midst of some crazy work-busy-ness, I sighed and said "It's okay; it's Thursday." And then I realized that it's Monday. Sigh.)


  1. Joanne MD-B1/10/2011

    Very cute, Sherrie! Now you can look at your little ones and predict what they will be like.

    I loved to play school as well. I also loved to play 'church' (funny, I know), house and this game I called 'Bridget' where I would go around cleaning the house. I adored Barbies.

  2. I like your blog. I too am like my Mother as a teenager I thought this was a horrible thing for someone to say. Now I am proud to be like my Mom she is the strongest woman I know.
    As a kid I was always looking after everyone, I am still doing that but now I make time for myself.
    I love your soap making.

  3. Look! It's Mr. P in pigtails!

    I was an awesome kid. I thought my Dad was John Lennon and, when I was 5, my favourite bands were Queen and The Cure. I drew a lot, loved anything crafty/artsy and I was bossy. Not much has changed. But I do realize my Dad isn't John Lennon.

  4. Joanne, let's play Bridget! I laughed and laughed when I read that.

    Thanks, Buttons! I'm excited to have a good look at your blog. I feel like deep down, I'm a farmer. I'll get started with a few hens and see how things go from there!

    Ingrid, you're right. Some things never change. ;) Love you (anyway)!

  5. Anonymous1/11/2011

    Oh my goodness...you were born to be a Martha! LOL! Aside from playing with LEGOs, making plays and doll clothing, I can't remember much of what I liked doing as a young child. :}

  6. Anonymous2/02/2011

    omg i loved that show and watched it reliogiously with my at that time 4 year old son. I stillhave that show where i can watch it. loved mary.


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