When I Was Younger

Miss L is using a writing program this spring called Writers In Residence. We will be posting a review on it in a short while. But, she has finalized her first piece and we are sharing it here.


When I was younger in W—–, I loved to frolick among the paperwhites and roses on our lawn. When I was younger in  W—–, I would make rides for J, tugging her around on my scooter, with my rainbow jump rope. When I was younger in  W—–, I liked it when Mommy brought me to H.E.B. and I was allowed to help her weigh the oranges and bell peppers. When I was younger in  W—–, I felt as if church would last forever, but Mommy’s tic-tacs and paper to scribble on made it better. When I was younger in  W—–, I would stand stock still but excited as Mommy fitted me for new dresses. When I was younger in  W—–, we would play “I’m thinking of…” in the car. When I was younger in  W—–, I would “hum the dickens” out of Mommy. When I was younger in  W—–, I would snag stories from Mommy about when she was a little girl. When I was younger in  W—–,  I liked to make pinkish tents under my covers and cuddle up in them with Lolo. When I was younger in  W—–, I liked to make shadow puppets with Lolo and my flashlight after dark.

by Miss L, age 9

Miss L

At Home.

14 thoughts on “When I Was Younger

  1. Laura O'Neill (@LauraOinAK) April 6, 2016 at 4:57 pm Reply

    What a fun reflection back on times gone by! I wish I’d done writing like this when I was in my teen years to recall my childhood days. Sadly, my ‘older’ brain can’t remember all the fun things that happened.

  2. Julie Combs April 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm Reply

    Great Job ! Miss L.

  3. Renee Knoblauch April 6, 2016 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Nice job. It looks great. You should be proud of all your hard work.

  4. Carter Chaos April 6, 2016 at 8:31 pm Reply

    Great details! My 11 yr old just completed this writing project too. 🙂

  5. Cassandra Holdeman April 6, 2016 at 8:51 pm Reply

    Great job with your writing!!! We are loving this program too.

  6. homemoreorg April 6, 2016 at 8:53 pm Reply

    Lovely memories. Sounds like a beautiful childhood 🙂

  7. Katie April 6, 2016 at 10:08 pm Reply

    She did a great job!

  8. Melanie Reynolds April 7, 2016 at 10:45 am Reply


    I adore this!!! 🙂

    Hugs, Melanie

  9. Lisa McKinney April 7, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply

    Thank you for sharing memories! You did a wonderful job on this assignment!

  10. Missica April 7, 2016 at 11:48 am Reply

    Loved this! What a wonderful, thoughtful post! Well done!

  11. samantha April 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm Reply

    What a wonderful story! I enjoyed reading it.

  12. […] that she finalized using WIR was published on the blog a couple of weeks ago. Please go read When I Was Younger to see how the first unit piece came out for […]

  13. Debra Bell May 3, 2016 at 9:05 am Reply

    Miss L. Wow! I love your memory sentences. They are each very vivid and different from each other. I feel like I really got to know a lot about you from your childhood memories, and I want to read more of the things you write. As you know, a writer’s number one job is to keep the reader reading! You certainly did that with your memory sentences. Keep writing, you have a sharp observant eye for details. You are like your Father in Heaven — you have His creative spirit.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome May 3, 2016 at 10:15 pm Reply

      Thank you for your kind comments, Mrs. Bell. I am so excited that you took the time to read Miss L’s writing. I will be sharing this with her tomorrow. I know she will be thrilled. We are thoroughly enjoying Writers In Residence and share about it when we talk with others about homeschooling. It is a definite hit with Miss L! Thank you so much.

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