JOYS OF MY CHILDHOOD
I enjoyed making this list.. there might be a part two in the future.
- •running under the sprinklers on a hot dayset in the middle of the lawn, our garden hose and tiny little sprinkler head provided defense from the 40C heat. We'd run and jump over it getting a hit of cold water to our little nether regions for hours!
- •Thinking I was super sneaky and no one could see what I was up toI was curious and mischevious (not s lot has changed!!) and thought I was so sneaky. Mum has confessed that she saw everything from the kitchen window. I love this innocence though, in which I thought that I was alone from anyone's sight.
- •Sitting in a tree with my imaginary friend for hoursThis really needs no further explaining and perhaps where the tag #myfriendsarebetterthanyours originated. I read recently that children who have imaginary friends grow up to be geniuses. 😏
- •Catching tadpolesThe joy in this was the freedom. I was fascinated by creating dioramas and small worlds (I believed in fairies living under mushrooms) and the taddies were like the whales of these worlds! Poor little pre-frogs!
- •Spend an entire weekend morning eating buttered toast and drinking tea, all the while mum just wanted to get the kitchen clean and done.I would actually spend what felt like hours (though I know my mum would never have tolerated this for more than an hour!) eating a loaf of bread toasted, buttered and dunked in white black leaf tea. My mum was fine with it because I was undersize for my age (always) and super skinny (never mind all the caffeine I the tea, mum!.. eh, Italians!). I reckon I could still do it. I love toast!