June 30, 2018 at 2:56 pm #214855
Hi TinyBuddha community,
I need a bit of help! I have been engaging in reconnecting with my childhood, and I sometimes feel I am out of ideas or memories of what I might have liked to do for fun during childhood. Some of the things I can remember include: playing make-pretend (mostly in my imagination); reciting all the dialogues in animes and voice acting it with my brother; dressing cut-out paper dolls (I wonder if these are still on the market these days?)… and I am out of idea! I also remember having a soft toy in the form of a pink dragon and looking at it and had a lot of fun doing it (there could be some other ways I was involved rather than looking but it’s hard to remember; I wish I could still think like a child!)
I was wondering if you would share some of your favourite childhood things to do, or have observed your children doing, to help me jog my memories a bit?
Thanks!July 1, 2018 at 3:51 am #214891anitaParticipant
I remember that as a child I read a story about a girl who lived in the mountains with her aloof grandfather, helping him with his sheep. And that she ate sheep cheese and drank milk in that setting of the mountains, so I made myself a cheese sandwich and heated a glass of milk, eating and drinking it, pretending I was living in the mountains, in that storybook, another life, some other place.
anitaJuly 1, 2018 at 10:19 pm #215035
Thanks anita, for giving me an additional idea — translating make-believe in the imagination to a periodic drama playdate.
Hope you are well 🙂July 2, 2018 at 4:14 am #215075anitaParticipant
You are welcome, gia, and yes, I am well, thank you.
anitaFebruary 4, 2019 at 7:50 pm #278663AnnaParticipant
What a great thing to do! One of the most fun things I did as a kid was exploring and going on adventures. Get in the car, visit a near by town or neighborhood you’ve never been to and wander, explore, walk into book stores, have a meal by yourself. Make sure to put your phone away because we didn’t have cell phones growing up – just our feet to follow!May 16, 2019 at 8:33 pm #294213Holly-KristineParticipant
That movie sounds like Heidi by Johanna,Spyri, children’s book classic! One thing my sisters and I used to do was right plays and then act them out with our dolls. I also used to ride my bike for hours, play on the swingset and jump rope. We didn’t have computers then. I also used to pretend I lived in a different country. Actually, I still use my imagination a lot! When I read or watch a movie I often imagine that I am the main character. Hope you have lots of fun and more memories! Holly-KristineSeptember 10, 2019 at 11:34 pm #311467mistParticipantSeptember 11, 2019 at 7:09 am #311567ThaliaParticipant
When I was a kid, I made forts, imaginary friends with paper, played tons of games with my sister (school, cash register, “native americans” where we would make our own settlement and whatnot), I played with barbies, the sims franchise, biking, went to garage sales with my grandmother, played games like “vampires” with my friends, etc. Those are the ones I remember the most 🙂September 12, 2019 at 12:19 am #311761mistParticipant
Hmm, my sister used to make me walk on lego bricks barefoot! lolSeptember 12, 2019 at 6:05 am #311799PeggyParticipant
I lived next to fields with several siblings – always stuff going on. Ball sports, fishing in the brook, picking mushrooms/blackberries/rosehips, finding horses to ride very badly, spending hours just walking over the fields. Skipping, hoola hoops, skating, bike rides, card games, jigsaw puzzles, reading and working things out mathematically.
PeggySeptember 17, 2019 at 9:08 pm #312859
Wow, not how this post was resurrected, but I sure was glad! Its reemergence is a first kick in the bum to take care of my inner child. I had an intense period of inner work when I made the first post. Hope you all are well.September 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm #313593PeggyParticipant
When I sent my son to bed at night I would hear him playing imaginary space alien war games.
Let your inner child know that she will never be too old to play. Hope you are well.
PeggyMay 21, 2020 at 3:42 pm #356340RodParticipant
My best friend and I would build a ramp and see how high and far we could jump our bikes. Many a good memory…and epic bike wrecks…