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When my little brother and I were little (I mean younger than we already are), we used to play a lot of games together; usually dress ups, restaurant or “mommy and daddy”.
We had a porch out the front of the house, and we would get sticks from our property (they were everywhere) and tie strings to them. We’d bend wire into hooks, tie them onto the ends of the strings, and get donut pieces to feed onto the hooks. We’d throw the lines over the porch railings and use them as fishing rods, pretending to catch fish as our meal of the day.
Other times we would play restaurant and invite our Mom to come, and knowing that she loved her salad, we would pick leaves from various trees on our land and mix them into a bowl. The dressing would be flour mixed with water, and we were still eager to tell our Mom what the dressing was made of even though we were pretending it was real dressing. Somehow I doubt a customer would find that to their liking. We had bottle-brush trees and these other trees that I never knew (and still don’t know) what they were called. The branches had little pepper like balls on them which we would pick of the tree and sprinkle them over the salad to use as pepper.
Another favorite of ours was soup; if we wanted creamy soup, in the flour would go. Sometimes we would ask Mom for a few jars of condiments to spice up the soup. We would fill our soup pot with hot water and dump in the spices.
Our Dad liked to build things, and his work bench in the garage was usually covered in sawdust. We’d take our little pie pans and fill them with sawdust to look like the crumble for the top of the pie. Beside the garage we had bushes with flowers on them that looked like berries, so we would pick them and sprinkle the “berries” over the top of the pie. Then we’d stick them in the little wooden oven my Dad made for me. We didn’t do that a lot, but when we did it certainly was fun.
One thing we liked to do a lot was play restaurant on our porch. Sometimes the food was real, something we cooked ourselves, or leftovers from the previous dinner. Other times we made food from twigs, dirt, and leaves.
We played card games…
And just had a lot of fun together.
Well, I’d better sign off for now.
Hey lovelies! Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed my reminiscences. 🙂
P.S Upcoming will be a post of my brother’s drawings!!