Friend Makin’ Mondays: Childhood Flashbacks

Well, it’s Monday again, and this week I have to go back to class.  Having a week off was fantastic, but I’m ready to get back in the groove.  This semester will be over soon, and I can’t believe how fast this year is going by!


If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!


Childhood Flashbacks

1. Did you have a set bedtime as a child?  If so, what was it? I did.  I think it was around 8 pm.  I always hated going to bed…(still do most of the time.)  I remember lying in bed for hours before I fell asleep.  Mom and Dad would usually turn the TV off after MASH which followed the nightly news, and I’d fall asleep shortly after that…

2. Were you taught to be a member of the “Clean Plate Club?” Did it have affect your eating habits as an adult?  I was, and if I ever have a kid, he or she will not have to be a member of that club.

3. Share one thing that you were not allowed to do as a child. I was not allowed to watch soap operas, but when we got a VCR+, I learned how to record The Bold and the Beautiful.  I still remember one specific scene involving two people making out and a blue lava lamp.  The guy was Dylan Neal.  (I just did a google search for “guy who played a cop on Dawson’s Creek.”)  I used to watch a lot of TV.  Ha…

4. What is the cheapest gas price you can remember?  Well, as a kid I didn’t pay attention to things like that, but I remember living in my first apartment.  I was 20 years old, and I remember thinking that I wouldn’t complain about paying $1.07 if it meant I could have my car back right away.  It was broken at the time or something.  I don’t remember that.  I just remember thinking that $1.07 was insane.

5. What was your favorite thing on the playground?  Swings…I still love to swing, and I always do it when I’m with my niece.  I get to see her in a few weeks, and I can’t wait!

6. Share one thing that your parents always made you do that you didn’t like doing.  Well, my dad was a preacher so I had to sing solos in church all the time.  Some weeks I didn’t mind, but sometimes it was a fight.  I usually lost, but looking back, I’m glad I did it.  I’m usually pretty comfortable in front of an audience, and that’s probably why. (My parents vehemently deny that I was ever forced to do this, but they are wrong!) 🙂

7. Do you remember your first kiss?  If so, share the details!  I was 13, and a kid named Chris who was a few years older than I was, kissed me when I walked out of my bathroom.  After that, I remember holding hands with him in my living room, but our hands were under a throw pillow because I was so embarrassed.  I didn’t admit it for years.  Ha..

8. Did you prefer to play inside or outside?  I liked to ride my bike and things like that outside, but I liked being inside too.  I was always more interested in music, shopping and teenybopper magazines than I was about climbing trees or fishing.

9. What was your favorite TV show growing up?  That’s a tough one.  I’d have to say that “Saved by the Bell” was my all-time favorite.  I can still quote so many lines from it.  “I’m so excited, I’m so excited…I’m so, so scared…”  If you can tell me who said that without googling it, then you can consider yourself awesome (because I do!)

10. Share one awesome childhood memory.  I remember tubing and swimming in the Frio River in the Texas Hill Country with Mom, Dad and my sister.  I’d like to visit again as an adult.  (What do you say, Dad?)

Bonus: Share a picture of yourself as a child.  My niece looks so much like my sister did as a kid.  I’m the one on the left, obviously. (It is obvious, isn’t it?)



Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday, my friends!


35 thoughts on “Friend Makin’ Mondays: Childhood Flashbacks

  1. Kim

    I am finally ending a very long stretch as a lurker on your site with this comment… Hi!! I know your saved by the bell reference very well and remember being scared and uncomfortable when I first saw it. Have you seek the diet pill commercials that “Snooki” did a while ago? They used that song, probably clueless to the reference…. Can you say irony??!! Look it up on you tube and you will see what I mean!

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  3. Violet Corniun

    This was a really fun one this week! Oh, and to answer your question: It was Jessie. I always try to bring up that episode to my hubby, who claims to be a Saved By the Bell fan, and he looks at me like I’m crazy when I’m like, “It’s the closest thing they had to a ‘don’t do drugs’ episode! You know, when the girls are training for a music video and Jessie ODs on pills!”. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks that episode was a classic. 🙂 Have a great week, everyone!


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