Jul. 16, 2019

My Bag is Packed (Age 6)... (Connie J...)

As I have stated, for this year's Art Exhibit, I found myself, for lack of a better word, channeling my 6-year-old self.

Laying on top, was a letter:

Dear Mommy and Daddy,

I am going to Grandma's .

I DO not like it when you fight.

My Bag is Packed.

Love Connie (Age 6)

(There was also a map to my Grandma's house from our house.)

I honestly don't know if I EVER threatened to run away to Grandma's house (I was there so much, anyway), but I know I did NOT like the, at minimum, weekly fighting. 

I tried to put in what a 6-year-old would pack - your BEST dress, fave stuffed friend, miscellaneous toys, no underwear (of course) - things that mattered. Thanks to retro stores, etc, was even able to score some fave candy from the 60's...

If you took the time to channel your inner child, what would THEY have to say about YOUR childhood??! Was it better, or worse than you remember; or have you blocked it? Is it still affecting your daily life, in subtle little ways; or have you moved on from it?

Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE #EtSoV

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