What I Did Last Summer: Fact or Fiction? Blog Hop

How do y’all like my new blog look? I thought that since it’s September it was time for me to go from my summer look to my fall theme. Another thing, what do you think of the new name? I kinda like it {like a lot!}.

And Now For The Bloghop!
{Find Part Two Here}
Bloghop

About the bloghop:



  • Monday, Sept. 3: Post one summer story, true or false, it doesn’t matter but it should be under 500 words.
  • Tuesday: Sept. 4: Hop to other participating blogs to check out your competition.
  • Wedesday, Sept. 5: Post your other summer story. If Monday’s was your truth, have Wed. be your fiction story. Or vice versa. (Again, under 500 words.)
  • Thursday, Sept. 6: Hop to other participating blogs. Decide which one is true and which is false and put your vote in the comments of each entry.
  • Friday, Sept. 7: Your reveal. Tell us which story is true and which is false.






My Story:
In our family, tenth birthdays were a huge deal. Like stay-up-all-night-and-eat-all-the-ice-cream-and-watch-all-the-movies-you-want-with-Daddy-big. And considering that movies, ice cream and late nights were doled out at our house very sparingly by themselves, to get them all three together was an once in a lifetime chance. Pretty much it was what I looked forward to most from the time I was five or six. 
Having a sister who was only 18 months older than me just made it all the more exciting to anticipate. When she only stayed up until 3:30 a.m., I was convinced I could do better. Actually, I talked about it for about three months after her birthday, and then started up again about six months before mine. I would beat her time! The thought of maybe staying up ‘till four or five was crazy, but hey, I couldn’t let my sister outdo me! 
And then my birthday came. My glorious tenth birthday. And I was ecstatic. Dancing around the house. Running outside because I was so bursting I couldn’t sit still. Daddy asked what kind of ice cream I wanted, then headed to the store to pick up mint-chocolate chip, the best stuff in the world! Only by the time he came back… I wasn’t feeling well. 
In a family with nine kids, it’s not uncommon to get sick, but having the stomach flu on my tenth birthday? Really? I did end up eating a little bowl of ice cream and watching one movie with the family… But the night that I had dreamed about for so long was left to a fitful memory of being sick. And so my sister did beat me after all. I fell asleep way before midnight. 
About five years later though, when my next sister turned ten, my parents bent the rules a little and allowed all of us girls to stay up with her to help commemorate her accomplishment of making it into her double digits, and so in some ways I finally celebrated my tenth birthday as an almost fifteen-year-old. 

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So peoples, I’m guessing you’re supposed to vote fact or fiction in the comment section! 

17 thoughts on “What I Did Last Summer: Fact or Fiction? Blog Hop

  1. Beth says:

    Hmmmm…..I can't decide.I even know you.That's pretty sad,that I can't even figure it out. 😦 Sorry Aidyl. I'm gonna say false but i could be wrong.It actually almost sound like some thing that you guys would do though.I can't wait to find out!

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  2. Melissa Sugar says:

    This has a ring of truth to it. How terrible for you on your birthday. I want to wait and vote after I have read both of your stories. I am a new follower. I am glad I found your blog during this bloghop. I like your fall theme and I love the title of your blog, Noveltea. It is unique.

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