My Real Life

March 29, 2013

Five Question Friday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 7:33 am

1. How often should adults have birthday parties?

As long as they don’t expect presents, I don’t care how often adults want to have birthday parties.

I think people like an excuse to come together and celebrate, what better reason than a birthday.

I, personally, would feel funny about throwing myself a birthday party, as an adult, but I know people who do it every year.

Real Man and I get together for dinner with our parents on our birthdays, because our parents want to celebrate with us.

We also take our parents out on their birthdays, to thank them for everything they’ve done for us.

But, that’s about the extent of our adult birthday celebrating.

2. What was your room decorated like when you were a child?

My walls were covered in flowered, textured, vinyl wallpaper.

My walls were also covered in posters out of Tiger Beat, Teen Beat, and a million other teeny-bopper magazines.

Big poster of Bon Jovi on my closet, Dolph Lundgren on the wall above my bed, and a ton of smaller ones of Kirk Cameron, Scott Baio, John Stamos, Judd Nelson, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Corey Haim, RIcky Shroeder, and Joey Lawrence.

After that, there were twin beds, a dresser, a stereo, a bookcase, a desk and piles of books.

My house was built in the early 1900’s and there were a lot of nooks and crannies throughout the structure, and my room was no exception.

I had a walk-in closet that had a small door off of it that let to a smaller attic/closet space.

The hours I spent imagining and dreaming about that extra space were never-ending.

3. Do you have any traditions for Easter? If so, what? and do you have a why behind that?

The magic bunny.

When I was three, someone at my church presented my parents with a small, hand-carved wooden bunny.

My parents brought him home, and put him out.

Mysteriously, starting on Palm Sunday, that bunny started moving.

Every morning when I would come downstairs, the bunny would be in a different place in the house and I would have to find him.

(My family was years ahead of the Elf on the Shelf)

The bunny wasn’t spying on me to report back to the Easter Bunny.

He was just moving around and playing a fun game with me.

Lo and behold, when Monkey Girl was three, the magic bunny showed up at our house!

He showed up one Palm Sunday and started his game of hide-and-seek with her.

On Easter morning, he winds up sitting with the Easter baskets and by the end of the day, when none of us are even paying attention, he disappears, not to be seen until the next year.

4. Do you get Good Friday off? If so, any plans?

I do, because our Spring Break is always during Holy Week.

Our plans are to play outside, play some Clue, maybe meet my parents for lunch, watch some Dr. Who, and definitely do some “Just Dance.”

5. Did you wear hats & white shoes to church on Easter? (Or was that just in the South?)

Oh, you bet I did.

Every year, I had a new dress with a new hat and patent leather white Mary Janes.

The only thing that would have been better is if my Mom had let me wear red patent leather Mary Janes.

In fact, I think I’m still in the market for a cute pair of those.


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