Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Overalls

Spinning Girl (http://elevenpointfive.blogspot.com) brought back some memories today. The first was about fashion plates, which my sister, cousin, and I would play with for HOURS (no minutes) and since Shawna and I's set (really I think they were her's but I got to play with them too) and Lisa's sets were different, and some of the plates were interchangeable, we had way more than tens of outfits. or, at least it felt like we did. and, as with everything we did, Shawna's designs were always so much cooler than mine.

But that is not the big memory. The big memory is overalls. Now, I am too young to have worn overalls when they were"in", but I did get a hand me down pair from Lisa just after they went "out" (Lisa was bigger than me back then and I got her old clothes. She got her clothes from the rich girl downstairs, so you can imagine I was always WAY out of style) Since I didn't understand style, and even if I did, it wouldn't have mattered because I had all the "perfectly good" clothes from Lisa, I wore those overalls anyway.

Those overalls were a couple of sizes too big. Not because Lisa was that big, but because they just were. One day I realized that they were sizable enough to put both my arms down the sides at the same time.

Of course I showed Shawna and Dana my new trick. (Dana is the cousin that periodically lived with us. In my family, a cousin is like a sister that doesn't live with you. Except for when they do)

Of course one of them pushed me over. Then I was stuck. on the floor, arms locked inside my pants. Probably laughing, I don't know. But certainly unable to get up. I can't remember how I did it, but it must have been fun to watch. I sure think it's funny now. I don't think I put my arms down the sides of my pants anymore.

7 comments:

jen said...

OMG! We DO share a brain...I used to do the same thing!! But no one pushed me...at least not when I was showing my overall pants trick. lol

Spinning Girl said...

We were so cool.

Ginamonster said...

Spin: Were?? You might have been, but at that point, I SO wasn't. That's ok. I make up for it now.

Jen, that's because you didn't have older sisters in the house.

jen said...

I DID have an older sister AND an older brother...they were too busy locking me out of the house naked in the Wisconsin winter than to bother pushing me over in my overalls. lol

Ginamonster said...

OOH! thats worse than when Dana and Shawna would drag me outside on cold Ramona mornings and lock me out!

Dana_rama said...

Wow, I actually made it into Gina's Blog... I feel so special. Okay, I was a tyrant...
but you were so entertaining :)

Ginamonster said...

I try not to make you sound too bad. Kids are supposed to torment each other. But if you ever pull my toes again, I might have to hurt you.