1. What do you miss most about being a kid?
I miss not having to worry about my job and money. I miss having absolutely nothing to do on a Saturday. I miss my family living together and seeing my friends at school everyday.
2. Did you have a nickname growing up? What was it?
My dad use to call me Tiger Lily. It always makes me think of Peter Pan.
Then my oldest nephew came along. When he was learning how to talk he could not pronounce my name correctly so he called me Hilly. Now pretty much everyone in my family calls me Hilly, whether it’s on Facebook, through a text message, or on a phone call.
3. What was your favorite thing to do at recess?
I loved swinging, playing kickball, or hanging upside down on the monkey bars.
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Honestly I thought it would be cool to work anywhere that let me work a cash register. That did not last very long. I remember always wanting to be a doctor or a nurse. I even remember playing with my pretend doctor's back. You know the one that had the plastic stethoscope, fake syringe and reflex hammer.
5. What was your favorite toy?
I loved my stuff animals. I even tried to give my stuffed white tiger a hair cut once.This is really nerdy but I also really enjoyed pretending I worked at grocery store. I would save old cereal and cracker boxes and empty milk cartons and such. I’d put a price on each and then pretend that I was a cashier and I would run up a total for my imaginary groceries.
6. What is the funniest thing you did as a kid that your parents still remind you about?
So when I first started music lessons and performing at recitals, I had major stage fright. It also happened when I had to speak in church. I would get so nervous and overwhelmed I would just start crying. I always tried to convince my parents that I wasn't crying but that my eyes were "sweating". For some odd reason I don’t think they ever believed me.
Have a great Sunday