I had a very ordinary, middle-class childhood. I grew up in adolescence during the mid-late 70's (born in '69 ouch!) So...
One summer day, I remember instead of being asked to 'go outside and play' I was allowed to sit on the couch with my mom and her very demure and lovely Avon Lady. My goodness, I was in fairyland! All the perfumes I got to spray, the make-up, and the figurines! It was like a day at the spa for my 8 or 9 year old girlie girl mind. I felt so grown up and exquisite for being allowed to be a part of that.
I remember my telling my mom "oh buy this one. And THIS one too" I also remember her saying that she was going to MAKE me 'go outside and play' next time because she spent more money than she normally would with me there. lol
After that day, I wanted to become an Avon Lady and I would actually tell people that until I was probably in the 7th grade. (then I thought I was too kool for school)
Of course the joke was on me when *I* became an Avon Lady (as a side job) in the early 2000's. My mom was so proud of that gig more so than my regular job. She and my sister were my best customers.
Times got too hectic with my pain and I was spending my earnings on make-up for ME so I decided after 2 1/2 yrs. to quit. It still makes me smile to know that I did something that I said I wanted to do as a child.
Thanks for submitting the question Dani. Sure brought me back