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?
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.
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!
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-Kristine