the fact that yesterday was Father's Day made me think a lot about my childhood. I had a wonderful childhood. I lived with my parents and grandparents in a small town and my best friends Julia and Susi (still my best friends by the way) lived next door.
I spent a lot of time outdoors, played with my pets, hurt myself, watched cool shows like Inspector Gadget and Doctor Snuggles, played Lego and Playmobil with my friends, I also played soccer in a boy's team, entertained my grandma during her dialysis, painted a lot...and so on.
I am very thankful and lucky that I had such a wonderful childhood. Thank you!
I thought it might be nice to share some of my childhood memories with you.
Me on my super cool train. I especially loved the fact that I was able to honk all the time. I am sure it wasn't annoying at all. This is in our backyard by the way. My two best friends lived next doors so we spent every afternoon together. I also spent a lot of time with our other next-door neighbors Christel and Karli, they are wonderful people and are still like grandparents to me.
My Mom and me at the train station. I remember that we always packed a basket with food and went for a trip. I can't say it enough, I am so thankful that my parents gave me such a wonderful childhood full of love. And I can't tell you how much I miss my parents. I mean, I know that my Mom is always there for me and I talk to my Dad almost every day....but we have a very strong relationship so I still can't completely realize that my Mom is "gone". And I know that my Dad still suffers a lot so it is hard that I am not there for him.
This is my neighbor's son Michael. He is like a big brother to me. He is still there for me and helps me and my Dad whenever he can. He and his wife have four cats and he is an awesome impersonator. My dress is pretty cool by the way.
Me at my Grandma's. I have to say that I like my childhood pictures much better than all the pictures of me from the last couple of years. As you can see I really was a happy child. Good old times.
Me and my Grandma Anneliese. She was such a wonderful person. She is my Mom's mother by the way and she died when I was 9 which was devastating for me because I spent so much time with her as a child and we were very close. I played "Mühle" (a boardgame. I think it is called "Merels" in English) with her every evening, I lost every single game but my Grandma gave me cookies so I was fine.
I love this picture! As you can see it was taken at Easter Sunday and I searched for my Easter presents. I look so focused...I can tell you: searching for Easter presents is a very serious business.
I have to laugh every time I see the picture.
This is our neighbor's other son, Detlev. I adored him as a kid. And now I can spend time with his kids, it is so awesome. And you can see that I was a big chocolate fan! :)
I was pretty good at making funny faces on pictures. I guess I was a little bit of a clown as a kid.
I can't believe that I ate that whole thing. Eating was a very important thing in my family. We always had dinner together. My Mom cooked for the whole family and after dinner my grandparents stayed with us, we watched some tv together, played games etc. It was wonderful.
I hope you guys enjoyed the little journey to my childhood. It was definitely lots of fun for me. :) Have a wonderful Monday!