Last week I took Princess A home to Kansas for the first time. It was a surreal experience for me to show her my childhood home, my hand prints on the driveway, and to see her play in the same backyard that I played in. Princess A reminds me a lot of my youngest sister and when she ate Cheerios at the kitchen counter it gave me flashbacks to when we were kids.

Princess A also got to meet our family dog and a ton of family friends. She was so well-behaved and everyone was so happy to meet her. A couple of people said she looks like my Grandma, which to me is the best compliment ever.

I had a lot of good experiences as a child in Kansas but also some not so good experiences. So it was also weird driving by the school where I used to get picked on and the houses that some not so nice girls used to live in. Part of me was afraid that I might run into some of these people. Luckily I didn’t.

Despite these negative memories the trip was a success and I can’t wait to take Princess A back home to Kansas.

How did you feel when you took your kids back to your childhood home?

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon Sutherland

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6 Responses to “HOME”

  1. Laura July 31, 2012 at 7:31 PM #

    I can definitely identify with this, though for me it’s not my hometown but a town I lived in and still visit often. It’s weird to be driving and truly hoping you don’t see someone. I just try to remember that all that has happened in my life, good and bad, has made me who I am and put me where I am and right now I’m pretty happy with that. I think you’re in a pretty good spot too so those idiots can suck it.

    • Shannon August 1, 2012 at 12:45 AM #

      LOl and good point Laura!

  2. Melissa July 31, 2012 at 7:40 PM #

    I was a teenage mom, so we really never left my parents, but I always loved taking him to Louisville and showing him everything I loved about the city. It was so great to see the sights through fresh eyes!

    • Shannon August 1, 2012 at 12:45 AM #

      I LOVE Louisville and was surprised by how much I enjoyed my trip there!

  3. Nadine August 1, 2012 at 5:29 AM #

    I’m still living at the place where I’ve lived when I was a kid. 😉
    I bet the trip was a great experience for you and Amelia.

    • Shannon August 1, 2012 at 7:29 AM #

      That’s really cool Nadine!

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