However, I'm certain that my horse phase lasted 10x longer than everyone else's.
I eventually did outgrow my horse phase. I gave away my plastic horse collection with the Barbie stables. I also gave away my horse shirts (and sweaters. Yes, I had horse sweaters. I wish I were kidding...) I took down the horse posters in my room and found other things to fill the pages of my sketchbooks.
But I jumped at the chance to drive the junior high adventure unit on their horseback riding trip this week :)
And despite the fact that my insanely sharp tailbone is bruised beyond repair, I loved being a ten year old girl again.
(I also loved the chance to be all artsy with a legit camera for 20 minutes or so.)
Let's be honest: Did you have a "horse phase"?
If not, what was your preteen obsession?
PS: Happy Father's Day to my favorite daddy in the whole world---mine!
(He is pretty awesome, even if my baby sister never got that horse...)