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.


The Crazy Coxes said...

Oh that is precious! I kept waiting for some obnoxious teenage brother to come out and shove you off the couch or grab the remote! Yea for you!!!!!

Claremont First Ward said...

I can totally picture you doing that.

My brother used to wake me up at 6 am on Saturdays and "let" me watch HIS line up. :)

Anonymous said...

A self-made burrito :) Much better than being forced into one by older siblings! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thursday!

Los said...

I LOVED watching cartoons on Saturday mornings! It was a great way to start every weekend.

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

That is great! I love the blanket imagery there. I remember Saturday morning cartoons being the highlight of the week for sure.

Thanks for stopping by today I'm enjoying reading some of your older posts as well. :)

Melissa Haak said...

Oh....Saturday morning cartoons and blanket tamales....ahh the memories of a midwestern kid! We did the same thing, though not so many blankets!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Lourie said...

Ah yes, Saturday morning cartoons! They just make them like they used to. I never had to roll up into a cocoon....that's growing up in S. CA for ya. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

monica said...

What an awesome memory and what fun that would be. I want to try it now, today with a whole bunch of blankets! I like that you got up early to watch your cartoons with no interuptions! Thanks for stopping by today!

Erin said...

That sounds perfect! I had to deal with my older brother and if I was wrapped up like that, knowing him, he'd push me around! haha

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