Today's topic is childhood favourites. I was born in 1981 so I am a true '80s kid! I was born in Toronto and then moved to Shelburne, Nova Scotia when I was 4. Here are a few of my favourite things from back then (as much as I can remember at least!):
Movie - Harry and the Hendersons, Ernest Saves Christmas, Mary Poppins
Song - Uptown Girl by Billy Joel, Thriller
TV Show - Teddy Ruxpin, Fred Penner's Place, Under the Umbrella Tree, Mr. Dressup, Wok with Yan, Front Page Challenge (We did not have cable until I was in Grade 6 or 7 so my shows were limited to what was on CBC and ATV (the predecessor to CTV in Nova Scotia).)
Book - Charlotte's Web, all the Baby Sitters Club books, Anne of Green Gables, pretty much anything I could get my hands on
Food - Kraft Dinner (I haven't had it for a few years now, I'm sure it doesn't taste as good as it used to if they had to eliminate dyes and trans fat, thumbs down)
Game - Walk around the House. This was a version of Hide and Seek. One person was "it"; they would walk around the house three times. On the first time around everyone else went to hide, on the second time around, the it person would look around to see who they could find, and on the third time around, the hiders ran back to home base before the it person got back. Then the it person would say who they could see and if they were right, then that person was the next to walk around the house. The person walking around the house couldn't turn around, couldn't stop, and couldn't deviate from just walking around the house.
Colour - Pink
Candy - Fun Dips and Pixie Sticks. I did not get candy very often but these ones stick out as special treats when I was able to buy some.
Pet - Well we only had one pet, GG, the grey and white cat. She was small and so soft and was very friendly.
Holiday - Christmas was a favourite, of course, but Halloween was also really fun. I remember being a "punk rocker" for at least three or four Halloweens. Hey, it was the '80s! (This clown costume made an appearance for a few years too.)
Friends - I lived on a small road and there were three other girls that lived on the street (and their older brothers). We played a lot of games outside (see above), and had lots of fun. The kids that were in my grade primary class were mostly still all in my high school graduating class, the beauty of a small town. I went to my friend Janna's house after school everyday and we played with her brother and neighbour.
Thanks for reading! Have a great Tuesday.