I had a tough old childhood. I swear I was the only child on the face of the earth that had to do chores. My worst job ever was to climb the sky-high silo, shovel a mountain of corn silage down (usually frozen hard as a rock) that was as tall as me, and then feed it to the evil steers that wanted to kill me, separated from me by only one stinking wire. If that weren't enough torture, then I had climb right back and to shovel another mountain down for my mom to feed the next morning. Many, many tears were shed. Poor me.
I was also a bit of a neat freak so my story gets worse. I had a younger brother. Enough said, right? We traded chores (barns) every so often...I believe this was so that I could clean up his messes. Just when I would get things whipped into shape - BAM - time to switch. Are you feeling sorry for me?
I am also scarred by my mother's talent for sewing. When I was in school, these were all I wanted...
This is what I got...
Then, I had a little phase of thinking these were cool:
Here's how that worked out...
Much bullying and more tears.
My story does have one bright, shining moment however. My frugal and very talented mother ROCKED Halloween costumes! Both my brother and myself nearly always won the costume contests and man, I tell you what...she killed it in that department! I wish I had pictures for you. Since I don't, take my word for it. From about October 20-30 I fell asleep every single night to the sweet humming of her sewing machine. There was also a prom dress success and a very beautiful gown I wore for senior pictures. Thank me later for not posting pics. I was able to snag a costume she made for my daughter, however:
Related sidenote: Zubaz can be purchased today online for $19.99. Hammerpants are right in that ballpark as well. Don't be surprised if there's a new dress code at Pine Needles!
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