What is your most vivid or favorite memory from childhood?
Post photo by Scott Swigart
I have a lot of them... I guess the first that pops into mind is. When I was only about 3 or 4 I was in ballet and we had a recital. We were wearing this outfits my grandma had made. They were all white with like a plaid stomach and red and green tutu and shoulders. So much glitter. And in this dance there was a part where all the dancers were sitting on stools in a line. And there was one little boy in the middle. And he pulled my ponytail during the dance, after which I was supposed to turn and then chase him around. And of course I loved that, because I thought he was so cute. Typical me, chasing down the cute boys with fierce eyes and a big smile.
I think the most vivid memory is the door destruction mentioned in response to question 3. Everyone in my family likes to bring it up to new people and I have to try to defend my actions.
The one and only family vacation we ever took, sailing my dad's boat from Chicago to Holland, Michigan.