Sepia Saturday – Beds and Not Beds

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Not a bedroom. Not a bed.

That’s me, napping on a shelf between a bag of onions and bags of sugar at my grandparents’ truck stop.

It is not a bed, it’s a fort.

Older daughter made a fort,

so her younger siblings needed a fort too.

One of these things is not like the others.

I remember walking by my daughter’s room and going back to take a second look because something seemed out of place.

Not her bed, but she’s owning it.

The first born daughter and friends took over our bed.

After searching the files on my computer and going through 4 boxes of photos, I think it is safe to say that I have no photos like the prompt photo and only a few photos that include beds.

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10 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday – Beds and Not Beds

  1. The photo of you napping on the shelf is rather fun! My goodness. The pictures of the forts remind me, too, of my youth. We made forts too. We also would take the blankets off, then mound them up in the middle of our beds to make ‘mountains’ for our little plastic cars to drive up and down. Drove our mom crazy! After a while she taught us how to tuck our blankets back on our beds when we were through playing with them. We didn’t do the neatest job in the world, but at least she didn’t have to do it anymore. 🙂

  2. Your trawl through your photos was certainly worthwhile. Your selection reminded me I did have a few rather similar bedroom photos of both daughter and granddaughter, including creating a tent in her bed and both had the large menagerie!

  3. The photo of you on the shelf is adorable! I did a double take and had to scroll back after the caption. Also fun seeing the “Land of Counterpane” setups with sheets/blankets on some of the beds. Great matches to the prompt!

  4. Glad to see the shelf/bed photo…what a darling capture of a moment in childhood. Then you’ve outdone yourself with the tents and animals! Children do enjoy those “forts” and hiding places that are full of imaginations. But someone had to teach them about them in the first place, so I think parents are remembering their own childhoods!

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