Example: I fuel airplanes and helicopters. I work at a flight school so I am dealing with small aircraft...Cessna 152s and 172s. I am accident prone. I run into things constantly! I smack my elbows, knees, hips, shins and ALWAYS my head! I can remember cleaning the inside of one of our planes and smacked my head three times in less than five minutes...the same spot on the airplane and the same spot on my head. Anyway, my friend said that I should be wrapped in bubble wrap. He asked me if I had injured myself that particular day. I said that I could remember smacking my head climbing into the fuel truck...but I could not remember if it had happened that day or the day before.
When asked about my childhood, there are three items I always mention.
- Super Bear
- My Blankie
When I was five, my babysitter Laurie gave my sister and me each a teddy bear. I still have mine. I call him Super Bear. I slept with him every night until I left for boot camp...and trust me...I am not lying when I say that I was terrified...not about going to boot camp but trying to fall asleep without my teddy bear!
|Super Bear and me|
Last but not least is my blankie...I would totally snap a picture of it but my mom packed it in a box and told me that I am not allowed to use it anymore because it was going to fall apart...my grandma made it for me when I was a baby. On one side, there are bunnies and butterflies...very faded and no where near at bright colors as they used to be. They look more like very light pastel colors. On the other side it has some stick figure drawings, pictures and the alphabet (fun little side note...taught myself the ABCs backwards...and learned that you cannot sing the ABCs backwards using the same tune forwards...it just does not work...no matter how many times you try...trust me...I have logged possibly double digit hours trying to get it to work...and it does not...ever).
These items bring me comfort and remind me how much I am loved. We all have items from our childhood that bring us comfort and security. What is your "security blanket"? Tell me! I would love to read about it!
Until next time!