Tuesday, December 27, 2005

All I wanted for Christmas...

As I sit here in the empty house of my in-laws (everyone has gone to see "Narnia" while my children are taking naps)...I finally have some time to myself. ALL to myself. Sippin' a Coke Zero, munchin' on plain Hershey bars (yes, plural)...I began to think back on one of my favorite Christmas memories.

My next door neighbor, (we'll call him BC just for fun), wasn't just my best friend, he was the only kid on the block my age. So we spent quite a bit of time together. (For those of you wondering, yes, he was the boy with whom I played doctor in the corner of my treehouse.) Oh shit, my dad reads this. I mean, he's the one with whom I played cops and robbers!

Anyway, during one of our many adventures together, it dawned on me that we had different interests. He was a boy, and I was a girl. (as previously discovered in the treehouse.) And since he was a year ahead of me in school, I thought he was the coolest kid this side of the Canadian River. I wanted the two of us to be best friends forever. I realized that his house (just he and his younger brother) was full of boy things. Star Wars, Legos, building blocks, Darth Vador bathroom decor, G.I. Joe curtains, etc. And one of the games we had been playing lately was He-Man and She-Ra. I always had to play the chic, of course, because I was a girl. She-Ra, Princess of Power, defender of the Crystal Castle! But that just wasn't good enough for me. I wanted to be the envy of my best friend.

So I asked Santa Claus for Skeletor. That's right. I told Santa I didn't need a doll that year. All I needed was Skeletor and Castle Grayskull because I knew then that I'd have my friend begging for more. BC had He-man and Battlecat, and I wanted to play the evil forces fighting for Grayskull and battling for power over all of Eternia! (Insert evil laugh here.)

My house had become the envy of my friend, and that next year was full of adventures in our den that had been converted into Eternia. BC continued to play He-Man and Battlecat while I (She-Ra, Princess of Power) teamed up with Skeletor to take over Castle Grayskull and totally kick He-Man's ass!! It was a beautiful thing!

*moral of the story:
you can still be the beautiful princess and not be dominated by the male species. all you have to do is team up with someone (or something) evil and you'll have the world in the palm of your hands!!

(Insert another evil laugh here!)

21 comments:

  1. Ahh, the days of playing doctor in the treehouse, lol! What fun.

    What a great memory and you got to kick He-Mans ass to boot.

    Hope you enjoyed your alone time with your Coke Z and candy bars, it sounds heavenly!

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  2. LOL! I think the closest I got to asking for boy presents was the year I asked for a Swiss Army Knife. I still have it...and it has these great tweezers I use to pluck my eyebrows! Hee hee hee

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  3. I ALWAYS WONDERED WHY BROOKS LIKED TO BE IN THE TREE HOUSE WITH YOU. NOW I KNOW THE REAL STORY. YOU WOULD HAVE JUST SHIT YOURSELF IF I HAD COME OUT THERE & BUSTED YOU GUYS. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A VISA CARD PRICELESS MOMENT TO BE SURE. HAVE SOME MORE COKE & CHOCOLATE & SEE WHAT ELSE YOU REMEMBER...LMAO.....

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  4. And mummies always worry that their daugthers will be tom boys if they play too much with boys.

    This proof us wrong!

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  5. In the end the princess always wins. The boys in our neighborhood use to play with those little plastick GI men My sisters and I use to bury then in the backyard. (evil laugh)

    I saw on the news yesterday that there was a huge grass fire in Mustang, OK that destroyed some home. I immedietly thought of you because that's where you grew up.

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  6. lmao...the treehouse...nice one!!

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  7. I want a treehouse NOW. How fun would that be to play Dr. in? (and, I have a REAL Dr. to play Dr. with... WHAT FUN!)

    Or... if you are Mandi, you could go to a store and hide out in a tent... and play Dr. there! (evil laugh here!)

    MMMMM... coke and chocolate! (not that sissy Coke Z) Real Coke-a-cola and Choc. or Mexican food (from Cafe Rio-Let's dream together, shall we?) OK, now I am officially rambling!

    (word verification contains the letters MD at the end. MD= Dr. It's a sign, I should play Dr. tonight!)

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  8. speaking of Cafe Rio, they just built one near my house! No more 20 minute drive to the closest one! Yeah for us!

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  9. I love that!! Who needs dolls when you can team with evil and dominate the world.

    What a special Christmas time story!!!

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  10. Just me! Damn you! I am pregnant and hungry and you telling me that there is a Cafe Rio "just 20 min. from your house" is NOT nice. (Just kidding, lucky for you. I will just have to settle for IOWA mexican food. Not that great!)

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  11. Yes! I used to have Grayskull! Miss that thing

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  12. Hope you enjoyed your "down" time - and got a much needed break from everyone...

    And will your little ones have a tree house? LOL....

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  13. Great story, LM! Talk about girl power....

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  14. Oh man I totally loved He-man and She-ra. I totally WANTED to be she-ra she was so hot and let's face it I was never hot.

    And yes as a young child I knew what hot was. In a totally non-lesbian way.

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  15. i ustaalways get the she-rah song stuck in my head. i hope now it's not back...

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  16. ummm...what happened to barefoot? where's her blog?

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  17. yep, had to move the blog, but email, and I'll explain.

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  19. I have to say, it's very heartwarming to see so many examples of female evil all in one place.

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  20. barefoot - just read your blog. YOU TELL HIM!!!! guess he was all huff and puff and no blowing of the house down, huh?

    good on ya!

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  21. Oh, I love that story!! When I was in the 2nd grade (JS) was the cute boy across the street from me. There were on 3 houses on the hill we lived on. I had a tree house that was our house and his tree house was our army base! We were surrounded by the woods and a creek. It was perfect!

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??