"What I want to know is, if you had access to the Tardis and were able to tumble through time and space to visit a younger version of yourself, what advice/words of wisdom/fashion & beauty policing would you pass on?"
This was the challenge set by Paula at 'Battling On'. Am I one to shrink from a challenge? Nope! I am going to go with the words of wisdom bit and, because I don't want to get into trouble with Paula for hogging the Tardis, I am going to write about one incident only.
One day when I was 4 years old my 3 year old sister and I were playing on the cattle grid at the end of our driveway. I have no recollection of the game we were playing, but probably something like 'tight rope walker'. My sister slipped and her leg got caught between the bars and she couldn't get it out. A tractor was coming towards us, and kept coming.
I ran out in front of the tractor to get it to stop (oh, it must have been doing all of 10 miles an hour!) but it didn't stop. I started jumping, waving and screaming hysterically because I thought it was going to drive over my little sister. She was screaming even louder than I was by this stage. The tractor kept driving. There were three men in it, we knew them. It pulled right up to the cattle grid, stopped and the lads jumped down from the tractor, laughing, and helped my sister up. I brought her up to my Mum and then had to admit that I went outside the cattle grid to stop the tractor. We weren't allowed outside the cattle grid, but I didn't get into trouble because this situation was different.
The tumbling tardis has arrived and I can go back to that moment in time. What are my words of wisdom?
There isn't much I would say to Little Jen, except maybe not to play tight rope walker on the cattle grid. BUT I would
I would gently remind the lads that children do not see the world as adults do, this is why they have parents and adults to protect them. I would be a bit annoyed with them because Little Jen was massively afraid of cattle grids for about 25 years after this event and refused to walk over one, not even on the concrete bits that were safe! I would also point out that Tractors are HUGE when one is 4 years old.
I have to admit I can see the humour in the situation now too and would probably have a laugh with them about it, after I had set them straight!
I now hand the tardis over to:
Mandie@ Maddies Ramblings
Jean @ Planet Outreach
Patricia @ The Odd Adventures of Dr Destructo
What are, or were, you afraid of that might seem unusual? C'mon, don't leave me here on my own with the cattle grid! That is a general question to all readers, the tardis challenge can be about anything at all.