Menu Join now Search

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (And Damn Do I Feel Old)

The other night I was curled up in bed with my oldest daughter in her bed, which was my childhood bed all my years growing up from as young as I can remember. When I was her age I slept beneath a beautiful crazy quilt backed in pink fabric and I had white eyelet pillow shams and a white eyelet dust ruffle and in the winter I had pastel flannel sheets that got softer with each laundering. And, like Miss C at age seven, I slept with a million stuffed animals. But of course there were some fundamental differences. I was seven years old in 1976.

“Mommy tell me about your room when you were a little girl,” Miss C asked.

“Well, I had this bed in my room,” I said, pointing up to her headboard. “And see that white bookcase? That was in my room, too. And I had a little TV when I was in junior high and high school.”

“Did you have a computer in your room?”

“No, they didn’t really have computers when I was growing up. But I had a stereo with a record player!”

“What’s a record player?”

“It’s a music player. I could listen to my favorite records on it.”

“What’s a record?”

Originally published on BlondeMomBlog

 


More You'll Love

This Is The Affordable Kitchen Tool Your Apartment Needs
Start The New Year Off Organized With A Chic Day Planner
Back To School? Amazon Prime Day Has Deals On Everything You’ll Ever Need
These Cult-Favorite Leggings Are Back In Stock At Nordstrom Right Now
All The Deals You Need To Know About For Amazon Prime Day 2018 — Including Ones You Can Shop Today!
10 Hostess Gifts To Take To Your Next Holiday Party
We Found The Best Scented Candles For Every Mood
Your Dorm Room Needs This Major Urban Outfitters Home Sale
The Best Lipstick Color For Your Zodiac Sign
Close