When I was small, all I wanted was to grow up.
Just so that I could be an adult who could do anything she wanted,
without being told that, “You’re too small for that. Wait till you grow up”.
I hated having to wake up, and get dressed for school.
All I wanted to do was stay under the warmth and comfort of my blanket,
lost deep within the depths of the many now-forgotten sweet dreams.
Studying was a chore, homework was the bane of my existence,
exams and report cards were the worst things known to humans!
Harry Potter held my hand and led me through my baby steps,
to a sometimes-crazy-to-the-point-of-unhealthy hobby (read: obsession)
that would become a huge part of the rest of my life.
Music was a close second place,
but cartoons and movies took a backseat when it came to my love for books.
That was a time when there was an answer to every question,
a solution to every problem,
and a huge vacation to look forward to, every year!
Time seemed to have passed by in the blink of an eye.
Turns out that now, I am a bit too old for certain things!
Things have changed so much, and yet some haven’t changed at all.
Now, I’m an adult who would give anything to relive my childhood days.
I stare wistfully at a group of school kids having the time of their lives in the playground.
The corners of my mouth lift up as realization dawns.
My childhood may be long since over by now,
but the child in me will live on,
fuelled by chocolates, ice creams, books, memories and anything sweet and/or cute! 😀
Yet another adult who feels that her childhood was over in a flash.
That being said, I’m grateful that I had a happy childhood! *touch wood*
Happy Children’s Day, fellow bloggers! What’s your favourite childhood memory? What do you miss the most?
I know that I haven’t replied to several comments. Please bear with me. I’ll get around to answering those as soon as possible. Take care!
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