When I was little

When I was little I believed in fairy tales. I believed that if I could just find freaking Tinkerbelle I would be able to visit the Peter Pan and the lost boys in Neverland. They, of course, would let me be the first girl in the lost boys clubhouse.

I used to lay in bed every night imagining the adventures we would have. I would line up all my stuffed animals and have long in-depth conversations. I lived in my imagination and went to sleep sure I would wake up covered in fairy dust.

Then I became a teen and the dust slowly dissipated. As an adult that fairy dust all but disappeared.

Until I had Abby. Who I put to bed and say goodnight. Then once I leave the room, I listen as she sets up her dolls and stuffed animals and whispers to them about all the adventures they will be having tonight.

How would you finish a sentence that begins:

When I was little…..

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16 thoughts on “When I was little

  1. Jessica Sweeney

    I tried to comment earlier, but it didn't go through (so please excuse me if there's a duplicate :)). I used to have this dream, too! My son does the same with his stuffed animals, and has asked me how to get to Neverland (we need more money in that DisneyWorld fund!). I love it. Where is that darn fairy?! 🙂

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  2. Anonymous

    This is Scott. Do you remember when we were kids and we would have a parade of our old toys and stuffed animals on Christmas eve? That was fun!

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  3. Rich Rumple

    I can see you as a fairy princess, awaiting some Prince Charming to rescue you from the Wicked Witch. Of course, Prince Charming never came and when the witch died, you took her place, but that's another story! lol (Smile, I'm just joking!) Abby is obviously a lot like you. Damn, do you think she'll start blogging, too??? Loved it!

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  4. babygatesdown

    My eldest daughter is huge into imaginary play and make believe and princesses and fairy tales at the moment too – so I truly enjoy living all this through her again as well. It's a lot of fun. And agreed – standing outside the door hearing them chatter on as they organize their dolls and stuffies is all kinds or awesome 🙂

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  5. Stacey Nicole

    I really do not remember much about anything from when I was little. I have pushed pretty much every memory of my childhood out of the way and can remember what I can recall from photos. I do remember that I always thought my stuffed toys were alive and felt bad for them when I had to put them in bags (still do that with the boys' toys) and that one day I would be a mommy. That dream, at least, came true. 🙂

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  6. Kate Hall

    Aw, that's so sweet. When I was about five I watched Peter Pan – I think it was the one with Sandy Duncan – and that night I had a dream that I could fly. I hovered over my kindergarten class. I remember that dream so well. I REALLY wanted to be able to fly. That would be so cool.

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