Fun Monday: Do-over

A Screed in Time is hosting Fun Monday this month. He asks: For this week I would like you to answer one of the following questions (yes, I am giving you a choice); If you could pick any ten years over again, without changing them, which ten years would you choose and why? These years do not have to be consecutive years, but there should be ten, okay? Your second choice is, explain the wonders of living in orbit over the moon, or any planet of your choosing (not Earth) for ten years, describe what you think life would be like and if so inclined, describe the planet.

I think my answer is pretty simple. I’d probably choose the time between when I was floating in my mom’s belly and about 8 years old to live over again. I was safe, I felt loved, my mom was a stay at home mom and there was always something AWESOME coming out of the oven in the winter. My dad had a job and I didn’t have to worry about anything. I spent most of my time watching my mom cook, helping her with chores, and playing with various animals.

I guess when you get right down to it, I kinda want my innocence back.

If I had to add some more years, they’d be pregnancy or infant years with my own kids. Squishy, safe years of cuddles.


  1. I wouldn’t mind having my innocence back, but I don’t really remember my childhood. Mostly it’s a blur of noise and diapers and some anger about all those other kids… I like being an adult and having control over my own life.

  2. Wow congratulations on your pregnancy (I have been MIA) for a while. Like you, I have fond memories of my childhood…the carefree days of no responsibility! Growing up can be very hard. It sounds like you have a very nice life…with a home and expanding family. May the happiness n memories grow!

  3. To have had a safe childhood is indeed a blessing. It’s something very difficult for parents to provide today. As a SAHM, those childbearing and rearing days were wonderful. Enjoy!

  4. Oh, the innocence of being a child once again . . . Love watching those ages of my grandchildren and how innocent they are and wonder when all that begins to change. Great post. Thought provoking for me.

  5. Those would be my years if I could choose to relive ten – they were great years. 🙂 Thanks for participating!

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