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Being a Child

Updated on February 7, 2012

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!

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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Morning Chanroth.

      Nice childhood memories.

      Take care.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Childhood memories are the best. And at least you had a fun childhood and could learn from your mistakes.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Woh! you certainly had fun growing up...great memories

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      MadWhiteWaitress 5 years ago

      Childhood memories ah... the things we remember, and cherish. The only thing that makes me sad is that the world is so different now than it was even 20 years ago when I was growing up. I used to be able to play outside across the street with the neighbors kids until dark, now it's scary just letting my son play outside in our own yard in broad daylight, unless I am out there to watch him at all times. Lots of things have changed, as far as activities kids enjoy.. I was always into video games, but they never took a huge part of my day.. Nowadays, kids are so consumed in games, they find little enjoyment elsewhere. It's important for us to remember our childhood memories, so that we can hope to give our kids great ones to cherish for theirselves, and also make new ones together with them =)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Don't grow up too fast? I don't ever want to grow up. Nice hub and thank you for sharing your memories.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      You had me laughing HaHa, having good memeories like yours are good for you, maybe one you could write a book about your memories. Voted up and darn funny.

      I remember telling my dad I could cook him a boiled egg for breakfast and I think I was around 10, he said ago ahead. I plopped the egg in a saucepan with cold water when the water boil I thought it was ready so I put the egg in the egg cup on the table, my dad sliced off the top to find a raw egg. Now I know your embrassement, Joyce

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      FitnezzJim 5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Ok, now I have this really funny image in my head.

      Karate kicking a tire, and getting stuck.

      Hilarious.

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      chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

      Hello everyone, thank you so much for commenting, voting and reading. @Joyce, I wrote a book of it and right now I'm rereading it before I published it. Its all humor and I think it would be out maybe a few wks from now. @Madwhites, I totally understand that situation, in this age...violence and crime is everywhere...before I use to stay home alone without anyone babysitting and I'm always fine. Now, I don't think that could ever happen. @FitnezzJim, lol...Now I'm picturing it. Hilarious! Hahaha....Thank you!

      Chanroth

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      thakur45 5 years ago from Chandigarh,India

      Thanks for sharing the information,s that,s a nice post.

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      chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

      Hello thakur, thank you! :)

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