Day Two's Challenge is:
"Your Earliest Memory"
My earliest memories are from our old house in Vancouver, B.C.
I don't remember much of it, but I do remember my old white rabbit lamp. It wasn't exactly like the picture, but I couldn't find one closer to its resemblance. The lamp was a rabbit up on it's hind legs, wearing a blue vest and a red bow tie and it's head was cocked sideways with a big smile.
It looks pretty and innocent during the daytime, but it turned into something else come bedtime.
When my folks tucked me into bed and turned on that nightlight it transformed from the happy, innocent, playful rabbit into a creepy, evil, glowing creature!
Most nights I faced away from it and could sleep.
Other nights my imagination runs wild and I swear that damn thing moved! Mind you I had 20/200 vision at the time so I was susceptible to visual illusions.
When my poor little mind couldn't take it anymore I'd scramble out of bed and run down the long hallway to my folks room and crawl in with them.
Most of the time this run was successful. Other times it wasn't.
This was back in the '70s when kids had the one piece pajamas that had one zipper running up one leg all the way up to the chin. These jammies also had plastic soles. Combine that with hardwood floors and the house layout of my room being across from the basement stairs.
So you can imagine a small blonde toddler ripping out of her room, trying to swerve around the corner, sliding across the hardwood floor and tumbling down the stairs.
(I think I even rode my tricycle off those stairs once too).
I have no recollection of falling down the stairs, just from what my folks have told me. But I still remember that damn lamp....
That eerie yellow glow and the horrible evil snarling grin as it stares at me while I try to sleep.....