Sorry that it’s been so long since I last updated this blog. Been just…unmotivated to write. I don’t have any excuses since I’m the one who wanted to start this blog of memories. Perhaps it’s not knowing who my readers are, or some other hidden meaning that I don’t know about. Maybe laziness?
This memory steams back to the time we all lived in Essex Junction. This is the same house we lived in from a previous post.
This was a one story house with four rooms perhaps? Maybe five? I don’t really remember how many rooms this house had, and that may be from having not lived there for a long time.
On this particular day, my brother J and I were running around the house fighting imaginary foes. When G.I. Joes and Ninja Turtles have an active part in your life, your imagination just frees itself. We carried these toy walkie-talkies with us, branded with a G.I. Joe logo on the front. As we ran through the hallway of our one floor house, we made sure to avoid bothering our biggest brother, who sat cross-legged on the floor watching a Chinese movie or T.V. show. We were being chased by something terrifying, and J ran into one of the bedrooms and quickly disappeared under the blankets. I guess that was enough to realize the danger was real, and J wasn’t big enough to protect me from the monsters. I turned around, ran back into the living room, and my big brother gave a groan as I landed in his lap. I huddled against him, and he just tried calming me down while keeping focus on the T.V. Nothing could overcome the biggest brother. Well, maybe our dad, but at this moment my biggest brother was the strongest man alive.
Then, from out of nowhere, a disembodied voice called me by name from my lap. What kind of monster knows me by name? J and I must be dealing with some crazy monster, and he was alone in the bedroom under the covers.
After my biggest brother calmed me down, I found my walkie-talkie on the rug and the voice still calling my name. I answered back with some hesitation and a familiar voice replied back. J asked me to return to the bedroom. For the rest of the day, I just stayed with my biggest brother.