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"There was a time when it wasn't uncommon to use a piece of string to guide words that otherwise might falter on their way to their destinations"
-Nicole Krauss

Sadye follows:
c films (Angelina Jolie filmography)
activities (18 things)
food (teas I like)
television (to watch (someday))
  • Playing with toy boats in my backyard with La (Laura) my babysitter
  • Snuggling with La and wearing her big hats
  • Playing hide and seek with Nina and Boris (the older couple who babysat me after La left)
  • My feet in the hot sand in South Africa when I was three (my earliest memory)
  • Spending hours at the doll's house section of the children's museum
  • My mom painting a curtain with stories about my older sister who was traveling
  • Stealing little rocks from my kindergarten room. I put them into my underwear and took them out when I got home. I had a huge collection by the end of the year.
  • Stealing a lip gloss, tiny bear, and toy gnome and feeling awful once I realized what I had done.For a few month's I wouldn't let myself have fun as punishment.
  • Making sure enough of my body was covered by the blankets so the monster's wouldn't get me while I slept
  • Wrestling with my dad before bedtime
  • Riding on my dad's back and pretending he was a horse. Or sometimes a camel.
  • Hanging off my dad's shoulder's upside down and pretending I was walking on the ceiling
  • Being told about a great book (Happy Potter) by a woman my mom and I met at the beach
  • Reading Harry Potter as a family. 1 chapter a night.
  • Crystal Lake. Riding my tricycle, then my bike, to lunch at the Italian restaurant after swimming.
  • Finding my doll Stephanie at the second hand store with mom
  • Having a yard sale at my house and selling lemonade and jewelry while my mom sold our stuff
  • Finding my doll Machie at a yard sale. We were going to a craft store, and when we saw the yard sale I had a choice between the two. I remember being so thrilled when we got there and almost the entire yard sale was dolls. A man told us that his mother had collected dolls, and spent half a million dollars on them, but was old now and needed money. I got Machie but not her "brother" and regretted it for years.
  • Being stuck in body casts and making scuply beads and animals with dad
  • Jumping on the bed while I was still totally encased in chest to toe body casts
  • Losing Doll Doll at the health club where I took swimming lessons. Mom searched the locker rooms. She finally found her in the trash bins after asking to go into the back rooms. I had that doll since I was a baby and was so attached to it. It was made out of cloth and since I played with it so much it began to wear. Eventually its head was hanging by a string.
  • Playing Boomba with Alex
  • Wearing wigs and thinking people believed it was my real hair when they complimented me.
  • Getting a real baby stroller with mom and having her push my dolls around in it when we went out. I truly believed people thought I had a little sister.
  • Marking my height on the wood of my parent's bedroom door frame
feb 16 2009 ∞
feb 19 2009 +
user picture MmmJulia: Sadye! I had to pull up the covers so the monsters couldn't get me, too! And I used to go to Crystal Lake with Rikki. I love making lists :D feb 16 2009