Wednesday, January 12

From your childhood.



I don't know about you but I spent most of my childhood upside down. I was most happy on a jungle gym, swinging from the monkey bars.


Clockwise from top Left
naughtyknott, TinselandTrinkets, CandyBandits,
ArtMind, CyberMoon, hellcatvintage


The other day I was sitting here, daydreaming through the window, and it suddenly occurred to me that it's been AGES since I've seen the world from that angle! It's so funny the things that we give up. Though I think I may hurt myself terribly if I tried, I'd love to frolic in an empty playground and reminisce :)

What was YOUR favorite childhood whimsy??

10 comments:

alexkeller said...

i love the upside down finds :)
as a kid, i loved to swim - was such a fish, apparently. but since i've needed glasses, not so much. i mean it's tough when you can't see!

ThePeachTree said...

Yes! I would have lived in the water if I could. Still would actually :)

timelessNchic said...

We had lots of wooded areas around our neighborhood. My best friend and I would literally pack lunches and backpack through the woods. Have a picnic there....Just taking it all in (when the world was obvious a better place to do this sort of thing too).... We once even had a place where we dug this HUGE hole ...took us so long. It was our "bomb shelter" in case something ever happened...Thanks Amy...
I needed to go back today....
xo

ThePeachTree said...

Wow, I love that! Wouldn't you be so curious as to what your 'bomb shelter' looks like now if recognizable at all?

Renegade Perceptions said...

I used to do stuff like that too! I lived in the Northwest and I used to build forts out of branches and bark... and then use nettles (a plant that leaves welts when you touch it) as swords to protect my lair. No boys allowed!

Thank you for your post :)

Cindy said...

What a great post! Thank you for including my little owl bank. :)

Growing up we had a huge red maple in our front yard with two forked branches that were just low enough for me to reach. They were perfect for hanging upside down! A few years ago the branches had to be cut back, but I managed to sneak in one last climb before the cutter showed up. ;)

CyberMoon said...

Thank you for the privilege of having my clock in your neat blog! I live in Idaho and when I was a kid, I was always thinking up things to build like birdhouses, playhouses, boats, airplanes, etc. and one time, I found a pile of bricks and remembering the story of the three pigs, I thought it might be a good idea to build a brick house just in case a big bad wolf were to come along. I built about halfway up when it toppled down and almost knocked me out. I figured it was better to face a wolf rather than living there. Besides, it was too far away for me to hear my mom yelling that it's time to eat.

ArtMind said...

I loved rambling about in the field and was one of those kids who picked wildflowers for her mom. Now I seem to go to the flowershop & buy 'em. ;)
I think I have to go wildflowerhunting again... ;)
Thanks for adding my confused! :)

ThePeachTree said...

I have a smile on my face like I haven't in a really long time! Reading your childhood stories makes me feel like I was there all along :)

Thank you!

urban nomad said...

Amy thank you. You reminded me of those days. There were literally entire days spent upside down... That was wonderful!