Simple Childhood Memories

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“One of my favorite childhood memories is…”

My mom worked a lot. Even when she was home, she worked a lot. There was one thing I could count on though… a Halloween costume.

See, when it came to Halloween, I tended to be a bit indecisive. I didn’t like the standard costumes because I thought they were cheap and I didn’t want to spend money on a cheap costume. Also a lot of the store bought costumes didn’t fit my body type. This is before every costume was made for girls with boobs and trying to show off of cleavage. Not to say I was trying to show off cleavage but I definitely had a lot of cleavage to show. So I ended up waiting until the last weekend normally before Halloween to decide what I wanted to be.

Thankfully my mother indulged me every year in this process. We would go to the fabric store the weekend before or the night before, pick up the fabric for the costume, and then go home and spend all night sewing it together. We did not own a sewing machine so we had to do it by hand. Thankfully most of my designs are fairly simple I think I was a witch, gypsy, cheerleader (which I had some pieces already).

Ultimately I love these nights because I could get my mother’s attention undivided. My siblings were sleep and it was just me and her for hours on end.

What’s your favorite childhood memory?

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28 thoughts on “Simple Childhood Memories”

  1. I love that you had this one night a year that you could count on and have your mom all to yourself. Wonderful childhood memory, totally put a smile on my face and thank you for sharing this!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Brittnei Washington

    Aw! This is so cute. My mom worked a lot too since she was a single parent, but there are those memories that I have where she really tried to take care of things and be there for us even though it was tough sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh I love doing it for my son as well. Not that I’ve hand made anything for him, I do spend some time making his outfit to look like a real whatever he wants to be. The only time I haven’t is when he wants to be a super hero. Way too much work! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. That was sweet. Because of me and my brother's age difference, I didn't really have to compete for time with my mom. He went to bed earlier than I did ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your post reminded me of the time she tried to make a formal dress for me. She messed up somehow and it was too late to try to do it over. We ended up going shopping for a new dress. That was fun.

    1. There was a huge age difference in my house too. My mom was a business owner, it consumed a lot of her time. Very cool, new dresses are always great!

  4. Wow, I have a very similar memory. My mom also worked all the time and made my Halloween costume every year. It is one of my favorite memories. Especially the year I was a cheetah with a tail and everything!

    1. A cheetah? That's nice. I didn't do anything that fancy. Not having a sewing machine put a damper in a lot of designs, it was fun nonetheless. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. I love this! It must have been fantastic to have her to yourself for a while! My mom always made our costumes or put them together from things we already had when I was a kid. I think one year we got the costume with the cheap plastic face masks…they were awful!

    1. Yes, I loved having the alone time, Sandy. I try to make things from things we have as well for my son. Of course, you can reuse it, also you will look different from all of the other store bought ones. I hate those plastic masks. I'm not even sure the kids like them, it's just that it goes with the costume!

  6. What a fantastic idea for a post! A favorite childhood memory…we used to visit my grandparents over a weekend and would spend the night. I remember waking up to the sound of football on the television and the sounds of plates and silverware clinking, cabinets closing, and the pan on the stovetop sizzling. My grandma would be drinking something hot at the dining room table with her hair in curlers. We would eat breakfast and she would catch me up on her soap operas. It was the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. My grandma made my costumes when I was a kid. Elaborate ones too- like Barney, baby bop, & BJ {me & 2 cousins}… But my fondest childhood memories are listening to my grandma read me stories & she sang hymns before bed.

    1. I love simple memories. Many people think that the kids need elaborate themed parties, but showing of true love to a child is all that is necessary.

  8. Oh, what a nice post!

    This is going to be completely out of subject and it really doesn't belong here, but I have received a post comment that you would like to find a violin teacher for your child but you were not able to. I would like to help if I can, let's talk!


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