Written for Prompt 15: Childhood Dreams from mindlovemisery
I know this is probably not quite what you had in mind…but it was my childhood dream! 🙂
Many little girls dream in pink
dream of being princesses or ballerinas
dream of tutus and glitter and tiaras
that was never my thing
When I was little….what I wanted more than anything?
To be a Huxtable!
Thats right…I’m talking about the Cosby show
I longed to be part of that happy family
living in a nice house full of laughter
I wanted to sit around that kitchen table
where problems were dealt with quickly and with levity
I wanted to play with Rudy and argue with Vanessa
I thought Denise was so cool and so was Theo…for a boy
Clair was a fabulous, understanding mom yet still an accomplished lawyer
and then there was the cream of the crop…the dream encapsulated:
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable with his humor and ugly sweaters
I couldn’t imagine a better dad
~Melanie “Huxtable” Blackwell
- Prompt 15: Childhood Dreams (mindlovemisery.wordpress.com)
28 responses to “Childhood Dreams”
I never dreamed of being a princess either in fact I don’t remember ever pretending to be one even I was kind of a tomboy. My daughter is very girly so she is always pretending to be a princess and its adorable because she loves wearing the cute dresses I would never wear, as a mother now I see why mom wanted me to the wear them because it is adorable! I was a smurf not an intentional smurf but my mom got it in her head that I liked blue so she dressed me in blue my pants, shirts, jackets, and yes even my shoes were blue!!! I remember I asked her once for pink shoes just to mix it up and she looked at me like I’d grown a third head and bought me blue moccasin again (I also only wore moccasins I have no idea why because they were not warm in winter, couldn’t be worn with socks even and they were so soft and thin I could feel everything it was like having slippers on). This is so cute Melanie I think a lot of people wanted to have a big happy family if their own childhood was tough. I know I sometimes wished I had a more loving functional family. I used to watch this show too =)
LOL at dressing like a smurf. You know it never even occurred to me that I wouldn’t fit in till i told a friend once and she said “Um, but you are white!” and I said quite eloquently “So!?! They will still let me stay!”
Of course they would because your awesome =)
🙂 takes awesome to see awesome!
I’m totally with both you and mindlovemisery about not dreaming of being a princess as a child. I did, however, dream of being Garfield. The Cosby Show is definitely one of my all-time favorite shows. I love the direction you took with the prompt. It was a great read! 🙂
I love Garfield =) I named my cat Garfield he was fat and orange and awesome
My dream exactly.
Sounds good to me!
Thanks not really great writing just wanted to share a silly memory/dream. 🙂
I dreamed of being Dr Who myself. And still do.
…and I fully support that dream 🙂
So cool!!!! Fabulous dream!!!! 🙂 🙂
🙂 Thanks! as a side benefit…pudding pops!
reminds me of my daughters
Who would not want to be a Huxtable – the perfect life:)
(I wanted to be a prima ballerina)
I could never be a ballerina i have no grace…i trip over my own feet frequently!
Not a princess. No. Not even a little bit. Not enough places to carry weapons in those puffy dresses and too hard to run and climb. I liked my family…they were imperfect, being human and all, but they hardly ever bothered me and being an only child I could kind of disappear. The Huxtable family was too close and clingy for me. I stayed away from everyone, except for my grandmother, who I adored, and I continued to stay away from them for my entire life. I always dreamed of being raised by wolves. I do, however, see the inherent problems with that, but I like animals better than most people so I’m sure we could have worked something out. My wolf parents would have been brilliant and would have taught me language skills, reading writing and howling. They would have played musical instruments and been heavily committed to the arts. They would have been lovely parents, I’m sure.
Now that sounds fabulous! I think the Huxtables would have been great for awhile…but probably not for the long haul.
In longing for those things beyond our reach, sometimes, we reach all the higher! Excellent writing!
I dreamed to have Doraemon as a friend when I was a child, so I could have anything I wanted to and I would know no boredom. It’s funny how our minds were like when we were children.
Yes…everything is so much simpler and everything is possible.
I dreamed of being in the Brady bunch family.
Now that is just to much for me!
I guess I had it to good…I never wanted to anyone else or be in any other family. No, it wasn’t a rich family…but I grew up way before the families on television became popular.
Love the way you started and I was a great fan of “The Huxtables”
thanks fro bring back some fond memories
I’m glad you had it good 🙂 Thank you!