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Time Traveler

Eleven-year-old Lauren asked this question: "If you could travel back in time and relive one day from your life, which day would you choose and why?"

These girls shared their thoughts:

I'd relive the day that my soccer team was in a championship game. We went into overtime and then into a shoot-out. I made the winning goal! I felt awesome.
–An American Girl fan, age 11, North Carolina

If I could travel back in time, I'd pick the day I found out that I was going to be a main character in a play. I was at school and they announced it over the loudspeaker. It was so exciting to hear my name.
–Lauren, age 12, Wisconsin

I would choose the day I saw the Grand Canyon. It's so huge and beautiful! If I could go again, I would go for a hike and a river-rafting ride, too.
–Gianna, age 11, Iowa

When I was in second grade, a huge snowstorm hit our state. There was two and a half feet of snow! I had so much fun that day with my friends, sledding and making snow people. I'd love to go back to that snowy day and relive the fun of it.
–Annilee, age 10, Maryland

I would choose the day I started school. I was really shy, so I didn't meet my best friend until six months later. I would start being friendly with her sooner.
–Alyn, age 13, New Mexico

I'd go back to the day when I was in my school's geography bee. I was the representative for sixth grade and missed the final question. If I had gotten it right, I would have gone to the district competition! But I was pretty proud of myself for making it as far as I did.
–Haley, age 12, South Carolina

If I could travel back in time, I would go back to the day I got my puppy, Hazel. She's the best dog in the world, even though she gets into trouble sometimes.
–Morgan, age 9, Illinois

I'd probably pick a day from when I was two years old. People usually forget their toddler years, so it would be interesting to relive one of those days.
–Serena, age 12, California

I would definitely go back to the day my aunt and uncle got married. My whole family, including all of my cousins, attended. At the reception, there was a big dance floor with a jukebox and a sparkly disco ball. It was so fun being with my family.
–Aileen, age 11, Ohio

I would go back to the day when I won my first dance competition. It was a special day because I realized that all my hard work had paid off.
–Rebecca, age 13, Virginia

I'd pick a day when I could reverse a very embarrassing moment. Last year I was giving a speech in front of my class, and all of a sudden, I could not stop cracking up! When I get nervous, I get very giggly. My friends still tease me about it.
–Anna, age 10, New Jersey

One time, I was having a particularly bad day. I was grumpy all day and didn't feel good. That afternoon when I came home from school, my family had a surprise waiting for me—a horse! I had wanted a horse ever since I was little, and I started to cry happy tears. I would love to relive that day—without the grumpiness, of course.
–An American Girl fan, age 13, Minnesota

During a vacation, my family rented a car. As we were returning the car, I thought I had grabbed everything and we left. Unfortunately, my favorite sneakers in the whole world were still in the car. I'd relive that day so that I could remember to grab my shoes!
–Nisha, age 10, Massachusetts

I'd relive my ninth birthday. I had a sleepover with my three best friends, and we had a blast. It was my very first party with friends, and it was definitely memorable.
–Zephyr, age 13, Maine

I wouldn't relive any days, actually. I prefer to think back on the good times and keep moving ahead. I like looking forward to even better days.
–Angie, age 10, Alaska