Personal History Question 13 is, “What did a typical day look like as a child?”
I realize that I have gotten rather long winded on my other posts and kept on about it well after childhood. I will try to limit the answers to childhood only.
A typical day for me was getting up and getting ready for school. I was not much of a breakfast person, so I would usually fight my mom on it. If she had gone on to make something for me, I would eat it though. Didn’t want her going through all that for me not to eat! I would go to school, then come home and do any homework. That was always the rule, homework first, then play. I could play until it was time to set the table. After dinner, it was my job to clear the table and, as a teen, to clean the dishes/kitchen. As a younger child, I would usually watch some tv with the parentals, before it was bath time. Then I would set out all stuff needed for the morning and head to bed. As an older child/teen, I was out with my friends til whenever curfew was. I would still set out my stuff for the morning, and I would read or listen to music til I fell asleep. I still was not into breakfast, and was usually handed some toast as I walked out the door, with a stern look from my mom. I always ate the toast 🙂
Weekends were spent playing and helping my mom clean the house or doing something with my dad. I still played with my friends, but I have lots of memories of doing stuff with my parents, and going to visit family and such. I had a really great childhood.