Sunday, January 28, 2007

Pre-Pubescent Tiggerlane

Welcome to another Monday adventure in voyeurism prompted by Erik, who is curious about how his blogging buddies looked as children. I've chosen age five as the best "kid year" for Tiggerlane. Before buck teeth emerged, the lack of coordination and the pleasantries of puberty. The first photo is my favorite - I'm all jacked up on Easter chocolate - documentation of my first "high." See those cute braided double-pigtails? As mentioned here, I was blessed with uncertain heritage and VERY curly hair which grew to be lengthy, and heavy. My parents weren't hippies, but their love of my hair kept them from cutting any major length off until I was in the fifth grade. The FIFTH GRADE, people. Why? Well, that's the year I contracted chickenpox. Four feet of hair, gallons of calamine lotion, and itchy spots made for a nasty combination. And finally, Princess Tiggerlane, in all her Halloween glory. My mother made the outfit in the first two photos, as well as this one. Check out that '70s couch! This photo always reminds me of my favorite childhood fantasy. As an adoptee, I've been fascinated with the unlimited possibilities of my heritage. When I would get angry at the parental units for some perceived injustice, I would fantasize that my birthparents were royalty. I imagined they had brought me to America for safe-keeping, until the time was right to notify me of my noble heritage and take me away to my place as a princess in their family. As I got older, the idea of being a Mafia princess replaced this childhood fantasy.

I think I could pull it off either way, don't you?

34 comments:

Willowtree said...

Hey Princess, nice photos. That one with the hair had me going, I thought all that hair was just a shadow until I enlarged the pic, boy that's some mane you had going!

You might want to think about the post title though, that's just inviting perverts and weirdos.

The very nice man said...

Hello, beautiful! Great pictures of you being very cute!

Beccy said...

Stunning hair I can't imagine that it would have been much fun getting it brushed!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! And I'm not just saying that because I'm scared of your possible mafia ties.

swampwitch said...

Beautiful photos. The hair is exquisite. You do look like a Princess.
I like the way you can place the text around you pics.

Matt-Man said...

In a word....Adorable!!

Matt said...

That's a very adorable little Asian girl there, Tigger. :)

Matt said...

I love how you refer to your possible mixed-race heritage as "questionable" rather than unknown.

Desert Songbird said...

You were a very cute little princess who grew up into a smart, witty, and gorgeous woman. That hair - whew! I can't imagine how difficult it was to take care of it. My mom refused to let me grow my hair until I could take care of it myself because it was super thick like yours (but bone-straight, not curly).

Love the photos - mine are finally up.

Robin (Pensieve) said...

You have an amazing, expression-filled face, at least these pictures indicate that. Your commentary added so much to your photo post, so I'm glad you decided to include it.

And, you, my dear, look like you could pull off royalty of ANY kind, even the shadier side of princessdom;). lol, an imagination that matches those expression, for sure!

A Novelist said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! :)

ChrisB said...

Enchanting photos and you had beautiful hair.

momto3cubs said...

Very cute, Princess Tigger :)

All little girls want to be a princess--what's up with that?

Thanks for sharing your adorable photos.

~Kila

Amy W said...

Very cute pics, thanks for sharing!

Karmyn said...

Loving the hair!!! Very cute pics!!!

Vicki said...

I am in love with the Braids.

I make clothes for my daughter too, I hope one day she bloggs the pictures. ?? I wonder how much longer she'lllet me make her summer clothes?

Tiggerlane said...

WT - Thanks for the advice. However, I kinda enjoy when the perverts stop by.

Erik - thanks for the great idea!

Beccy - nice to see you, and yes, it hurt like the dickens to get it brushed out every night.

swampy - it's something I'm STILL trying to work out with blogger, but I'm getting better at it!

matt - dunno, I'm leaning toward an Italian/African-American combo. You just haven't seen me dance.

jenny, matt-man, desert songbird, robin, novelist, chrisb, kila, amy and karmyn - thanks so much! You've definitely stroked my princess ego today! Just wish I was still that cute...

And vicki - I long for the days my daughter even let me BUY clothes for her. I can't even pick out a pair of jeans that's cool anymore...sigh....

Mert said...

I love that you admit to being "all jacked up on easter chocolate" LOL! You were adorable as a kid.:O)

C said...

what a cutie pie. I love the couch. I love 70's stuff !

mark said...

Those are some great pictures! Very nice!

Pamela said...

repunzel or dora with locks.
plus a princess dress.

Your smile goes all the way to your eyes... so I'm thinking you were a princess.

marnie said...

Little Miss Heidi the braided mountain girl! You were so cute!!

You could totally work the princess.. mafia or other wise. Do you still have that tiara kicking around?

From the girl who's mother kept her daughters' hair cut short by cutting it herself... I wish I had 4 feet of hair.

James Burnett said...

I left a comment yesterday but it disappeared into the ether apparently. Anyway, I agree with Pamela. I was thinking Rapunzel as soon as I saw the pics.

You were a cute kid!

Angelina said...

I am soooo late commenting on this one, I LOVE your reminisces. I especially love these kid pictures. What a cute little girl!!

I had similar fantasies even though I was not adopted. I think I imagined I was and went on from there.

SongBird said...

Great pics! And some that I haven't seen before. I finally got mine up tonight!

Peg said...

Wow...you are a stunning woman as well as having been a gorgeous girl!

What great pictures...I am thankful that Erik put this together, as I'm finding some great blogs--I'm enjoying yours immensely!

Tiggerlane said...

Mert - Good to see ya! To be honest, I wish I could be jacked up on Easter chocolate EVERY day.

c - wish I were a 70's model, but sadly, I'm a child of the late 60's.

mark - thanks! And thanks for stopping by!

pamela - appreciate the compliment, but sadly, no king or queen has claimed me yet.

marnie - thanks! And yes, I still have the tiara. I wear it to bed every so often.

james - I'll see if I can dig up photos of when it got REALLY long. That would make for a good post.

angelina - you don't know HOW wonderful it is at times to know I'm adopted. I can fantasize that my parents NEVER had sex.

songbird - yours were cute, too - about time!

peg - thanks for stopping by! Swampy is hosting our next Monday adventure - be sure to check it out!

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