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Being a Child
In this age, some children forgot how to be children. They are too busy trying to grow up instead of too busy being a child. For I, when I was a kid, I was very clumsy, dorky, and naughty. Here are some of my favorite childhood memories which I cherish the most:
When I was about 12 years old, I remember telling my dad, "hey dad, I am a great coffee maker!" and my dad said, "really?" and I said, "yes dad!" So my dad told me to go ahead and make him sugar and cream coffee. Therefore, I rush to the kitchen and started making them. Instead of putting coffee cream, I used starch. And I added 2 tablespoon of sugar and stir. I told my dad, "here dad, it's delicious! try it!" and when my dad tried it, he choked on it and had diarrhea for about a few hours.
When I was about 9 years old, I remember my mom bought some bird egg and I wanted more. So I thought the egg in the fridge was baby bird egg so I put it in the microwave oven and it blew up. My mom hunt me down like a hound.
When I was bout 10 years old, I wanted to eat papaya and I remember hearing my grandma say, "chop papaya and add fish sauce and mudfish" so I started chopping young mango which what I thought was papaya and start adding bunch of fish sauce and mudfish. I ate it and it was so nasty. My dad came home from work and learned about what I did, he started to laugh.
When I was about 11, I remember I cried, "Mom, a dead mouse! The mouse is dead!" and my uncle who was nicknamed "mouse" was nearby. His friend said, "mouse isn't dead, he's playing his guitar" and I said, "no, he's not playing guitar, he's dead!" and I showed them the mouse; everyone then started laughing.
I remember when I was about 13 years old, I was fooling around at the park with my sibling and friends. I decided to sit on the tire swing and my butt then got stuck in the hole. I told my sister that my butt got stuck in the hole. My sister and friends came to help pulling me out. My cousin then said, "we should call 911" and I started crying and say no! I told them to pull as hard as they could, so about five people help each other yank that tire off my butt. When it finally got out, my pant ripped.
When I was about 17 years old, my sister and I decided to play karate chop. I started to jump kick off the bed like Jackie Chan, my whole leg punch through the wall. My dad came down beating the crap out of me.
Therefore, being a child isn't that bad and yes, I do feel stupid and were embarrassed after I look back in time but instead of feeling stupid or embarrassed about it, I think its best to cherish it. It's quite a memory that brings joyous laughter. And trust me, it doesn't hurt to share. Be a child when your a child...don't grow up too fast!