Thursday, February 18, 2010

Writer's Workshop: Cover Mummies

In honor of Mamma Kat's Writer's Workshop I have decided to tackle Prompt #4:
Childhood memory time: Write about something you loved to do as a child.

Living in the Midwest we all have our fair share of cold. As a child I used to get up at the crack of dawn to watch the Saturday Morning Lineup. Being the youngest of two I was young enough that I did not have to worry about battling over which cartoon to watch— I had the living room all to myself to watch what I wanted. By the time the winter months rolled around I pretty much had my line up "lined up"— all I needed to do now was to line myself up and settle in for some much anticipated cartoons.

I laid out three or four blankets in the middle of the living room one on top of each other. I then stretched myself on one side, grabbed an edge and proceeded to roll myself up in one of the blankets. Once on the other side, I grabbed the next edge and rolled the other way. I did this until I rolled myself in all of the blankets, then hopped up on the couch and commenced with cartoon watching. On really cold days I would slip my cocoon under the side table so that I could catch the forced air out of the register and keep warm.

Many a Saturday was spent wrapped up like a cover mummy watching cartoons— I loved those days.

Do you have any childhood memories? If you do… be sure to stop by Mama Kat's and let her know.


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