The Joy of Reliving Your Childhood

My mom always went all out for even the smallest holidays when we were growing up, making them really fun for us kids. One of the most prevalent memories I have is of the window clings. She had them for every holiday and season, including Memorial and Labor Day and St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, I think the only holiday left uncelebrated and undecorated was Groundhog’s Day. Like so many other things from my childhood, my mom saved all these window clings and they have been passed on to me and my kids.

Let me tell you, there are fewer greater joys in a toddler’s life than “stickers” that you can stick and peel and restick as many times as you want. And on the windows! Mom said it was okay!

Leaves everywhere!
Leaves everywhere!
At least I don't have to rake these ones. Just pry them out of the baby's mouth now and then. I can manage that.
At least I don’t have to rake these ones. Just pry them out of the baby’s mouth now and then. I can manage that.
This, children, is what Thanksgiving is all about. Food! Spilling out of a strange, horn-shaped basket.
This, children, is what Thanksgiving is all about. Food! Spilling out of a strange, horn-shaped basket.
Pretty sure these pilgrim and Indian clings are somehow racially insensitive. That didn't stop me from using them to try to explain Thanksgiving to my toddlers.
Pretty sure these pilgrim and Indian clings are somehow racially insensitive. That didn’t stop me from using them to try to explain Thanksgiving to my toddlers.

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “The Joy of Reliving Your Childhood

  1. Dear Momasaurus:

    I have been looking to supplement some of my vintage window clings. The few sets I have were passed down from my mother who passed many years ago. I have the same Thanksgiving scene that I see in your pictures but i’m missing a few pieces. I also have the Halloween set but also missing a few pieces. Do you know where they were made and/or the brand name? I would greatly appreciate any input that you have. Thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Lisa Kohring

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