When I was a kid I always played dress up; which ALWAYS included long dresses & skirts. My Grandma even made me a little bonnet because I kept asking for "one of those hats girls wear that ties at the chin". I remember wanting my hair to be long, curly, and red (it was fairly short, straight, and blonde). I played with dolls often; and as far back as I can remember, I was obsessed with having "twins"-wanting two dolls just alike. When I was around 4, I named my favorite doll Rebekah, and spelled it out perfectly all by myself. I tried to color her blonde hair red with a marker, much to the dismay of my Mom! I liked packing my Mom's suitcase & dressing up, pretending to go on a train. At around age 6 or 7, I became very fascinated with the idea of being a teenager. It started one day when I spent the afternoon listening to a radio station that was playing music from the 1950's. I sat there transfixed for hours just listening; and remember feeling so happy to hear those songs "again". After that I invented a game my best friend & I would play where we were "teenagers". I don't really recall exactly what we did, but we would get into one of our Mom's makeup & put it on. Something else that I did related to the 1950's is that around that time I was always asking my Mom for "some of those black and white shoes". She didn't know what shoes I meant so I drew her a picture of some saddle shoes. I didn't really know why I wanted them so bad, but I did!