This week, I picked the topic: Regression time! Tell us what you were like as a little kid: quirks, fears, interests, hobbies, passions, etc.
Before reading ahead, first see what everyone else had to say on this topic:
Mom of Many
Now that I have kids of my own, it’s fun to see their little quirks come into play. They remind me of the silly things I did as a kid. This past weekend, my mom and sister told me how they found videos from when I was a kid and were pointing out the ways my older son takes after me. I’ll be interested in seeing these videos the next time we’re all together. I’m sure my kids will get a kick out of them, as well.
Instead of writing a whole essay on what I was like as a kid, I thought I’d share a list of things I can remember.
I went through a major Smurfs phase and even had little collectible figures that I’d play with all the time. I still have those figures now and the kids enjoy playing with them.
I also loved The Muppets...and still do. Aside from the new movie with my crush object, Jason Segel, I love The Muppets Take Manhattan. Classic! It's also fun to watch old episodes of The Muppet Show.
I didn't like going to Show Biz Pizza because I was afraid of the gorilla (Fatz Geronimo...yes, I remember his name), but I lived for Chuck E. Cheese. I'm glad I've passed along my love for skee-ball to my boys!
If you think I’m a picky eater now, you should have seen me when I was a kid. I probably ate the same things my pickiest eater does now...hot dogs, mac and cheese and pizza. I also had a thing for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I ate scrambled eggs with cheese for breakfast every single day until I one day became satiated from them and haven’t been able to eat eggs ever since. Since I didn’t keep Kosher, I was all about going to McDonald’s, but I only ever ate cheeseburgers. At my favorite Chinese restaurant, I only ate beef and gravy with rice or pan fried noodles until I started working there and got a chance to expand my tastes.
I hated getting my hands dirty. While the kids at preschool were playing with sand, I was washing dolls. I only know this because my mom told me, but it must be true because it has carried over into adulthood. I do remember from my junior high days, helping a friend and her mom plant flowers and rushing into the house every few minutes to wash the dirt off my hands. I still can’t stand when my hands get grime, dust, or anything sticky on them.
I loved playing Barbies and Cabbage Patch Kids. I created elaborate storylines for whenever I played with either. My sister and I could spend hours acting out these storylines.
Some of my favorite TV shows were The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Diff’rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, and eventually Punky Brewster. I also liked Small Wonder (don’t ask) and a fun lip sync show called Puttin’ on the Hits. And then Full House came along…. :)
I had a huge crush on Michael J. Fox (especially from Back to the Future) until Dirty Dancing came about and then it got transferred to Patrick Swayze.
I was a major Madonna fan. I even dressed like her for dress up day at camp. I would do school projects that related to Madonna in some way. I probably wore holes through my Like a Virgin cassette.
I was an Indian Princess. I loved going to meetings and campouts with my dad and sister. Before that I was a Brownie, but I lost interest after a year, which coincided nicely with joining Indian Princesses.
I used to be afraid of the dark...and vampires. I thought that if it was too dark in the house, vampires would come to my room and bite my neck. I would pull the covers up to my chin in order to protect myself. I still don't like vampires now, but for different reasons.
I didn't learn how to ride a bike (two wheeler) until I was 12. I was afraid of falling. Once I learned how though, I was unstoppable! I loved riding my bike everywhere. I don't even ride a bike anymore, as I just use the equipment in my basement when I need to exercise.
I was very passionate about my friendships. If I felt that I had found a good friend, I wanted to hang out with them all the time and emulate the things they did. My friends are still very important to me, but there are only a few I've known since my youth.
I had a pretty goofy sense of humor, which has probably carried on into adulthood.
I was definitely a girly girl, all about wearing dresses, makeup and nail polish, going shopping, playing with dolls, etc. It probably explains my current obsession with chick lit!
This is just a glimpse of who I was as a kid, from what I can remember. I'm sure there are more memories that will come to mind as soon as I publish this post. I can't help but wonder what my daughter will be like as she gets bigger. Will she be a girly girl or a tomboy (thanks to having two older brothers)? Will she like to play dolls and read or will she want to play sports and run around in the mud? I guess time will tell, but I can't wait to watch her discover what makes up her personality.
|Still me...but I can imagine my daughter |
looking like this in a couple of years