Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: Trip down memory lane...Childhood home

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trip down memory lane...Childhood home

When I read through the writing prompts at Mama Kat's I wasn't sure at first what I was going to write about. That is until we had an appointment to go look at a house for sale.

There were many homes we lived in growing up as on average we moved every three years. When we walked into one house this week I noticed right away how it was very similar to the last house I lived in with my Parents before I left home at the age of 17!

It got a little weirder though when I went into the bedroom around the corner after climbing the stairs. The bedroom that at my parents house was mine. The door opened into a room that was painted blue, the same colour of blue that my room was. Then I noticed that there was a daybed in the room, in the same spot that my daybed was located in my room.

I called Jeremy over and since we met in high school and he had seen the room I told him to come look. He noticed right away the similarities and we had a little chuckle over it. In the end there were a few things we didn't like about the house so I am actually happy to not end up living in the house with a replica of my former bedroom. Honestly it was actually a little creepy!!

I drew the upstairs of the house as best I could remember as there were little differences between my parents and the one here. My two brothers shared a bedroom next to mine. The basement in the house we looked at had some little differences too, the basement didn't have another bedroom like we had for my other brother, the bathroom was smaller but otherwise it was really close too.

You can head over to Mama Kat's and check out the various writing prompts and possibly find something to inspire you this week!

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  1. My parents still live in the house they moved to when I was in 3rd grade. Even though they've completely remodeled the whole entire house, I still feel just as at home there as I did when I was a kid.

    1. My parents of course have moved into a new place but they have stayed put longer than the three years.

  2. Hi there! Just stopping by from Mama Kat's Writing Workshop.

    Now you have me wishing that I did this challenge - what a fun walk down memory lane. My parents still live in the same house where I grew up and it's like I travel back in time every time I visit.

  3. I enjoyed going down memory lane with you. I still need to do my writing prompt.

  4. That would be creepy. From your drawing, the kitchen looks as big as the dining room and bigger than the living room. Was it really like that? I couldn't do this prompt because I couldn't remember the lay out of our ranch home and the layout of the other one I lived in had two floors so would be hard to do. I picked the two easier prompts: leaves and the 10 favorite things about fall.

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's writers workshop.