Remembering Childhood // 2boys1mum

It’s that time of week when another blogger is going to be sharing their childhood memories. This week it’s from the lovely Amy from 2boys1mum.

Which decade were you born in?

The Eighties!

A young Amy from 2boys1mum

What is your earliest memory? How old were you?

I remember going to see the Little Mermaid at the cinema aged 4 (I’d guess it was my first time) with my cousin and aunt. She was heavily pregnant with twins and I got scared of Ursula the octopus, cried and insisted on perching on her lap… It was very uncomfortable, but now having been a heavily pregnant woman I realise it was definitely way more uncomfortable for her!!!

What was your favourite toy at 5 years old? At 10?
I was big into cuddly toy animals when I was little. I remember a very special one being a mummy sheep with 4 little lambs inside. It’s still at my mums house but the lambs are all lost!
Aged 10, I was more influenced by my older brothers and desperate for a Stretch Armstrong… When I finally got one my brothers stretched it too far and loads of gross gunk came out of his arm!
Do you still have any toys from your childhood?

Yes but very few, my parents like to do a big clear out (seemingly every 6 months)!  My most special teddies are still played with by my boys when we go to their house. (They know they are mummy’s teddies and to be EXTRA kind to them!)

Who was your favourite pop group/artist as a teenager?

Probably, predictably as a girl in the 90s: The Spice Girls. We used to do dance routines to their songs in the school performance evenings!

What was your favourite TV show(s)?

Ohh, I loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Saved by the Bell. I can’t tell you the joy when we got “satellite television” for the first time!

What was the first film you remember seeing at the cinema?

Oh, that’s funny! You already know it was The Little Mermaid!

Do you have any dodgy haircut/ outfit memories that you’d rather forget?

YES. One time my mum decided that growing out my fringe was too slow so she CUT IT OFF. I’m talking spiky row of extremely short hair at the top of my face. Thanks Mum. (This is why I will never cut the boys hair myself, no matter how thrifty my husband wants me to be!)

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I think a teacher. I used to play schools a lot and remember when my Grandma (who was a teacher) babysat me I would get her to give me work to do and then let me mark it with a red pen and give myself a “good work” stamp!

If you could go back to being a child again what age would you choose and why?

Oh good one. My boys are having a ball, especially the little one, so I reckon “nearly 3” is a fun place to be!


Thanks Amy for sharing your childhood memories – that picture of you in the bath is brilliant!

If you enjoyed this post then please do come back next week when another blogger will be remembering their childhood. You can also read all the other posts in the series here.

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