The theme for Tuesdays is MAY I tell you something about myself?
I'm going to try to focus on a different part of my life each Tuesday, so as not to bore you!
|Thanks, Facebook, for getting my whole extended family to post baby pictures of me on the internet!|
When I was younger, my grandfather used to call me Shirley Temple. This picture, I think, is from that phase.
Some facts about me when I was this age:
- I loved whales. A friend of the family did an "adopt a whale" thing for me; my whale's name was Patches. We looked for him when we went to Cape Cod the summer I was four, and went whale watching, but no luck. This was the phase of my life when I decided that I wanted to be a marine biologist (which startles people coming from a four-year-old.)
- I (shocker) loved to read and be read to. I was reading some chapter books (mostly Carolyn Haywood and Beverly Cleary) before I started school. My favorite books that my parents read me were Kay Chorao's Oink and Pearl books and The Josefina Story Quilt.
- I was an only child for the first five years of my life, and I didn't go to preschool. As a result, I had more than the usual number of imaginary friends. (I made my dad write out a list once. It fills the length of a sheet of paper--in three columns. That's in the archives, somewhere.) Most of them were characters from TV shows--which, I realized later, means that I basically spent my toddler years making up fanfiction as I acted out stories with them.