Do you sometimes get nostalgic about your own childhood when you see small kids?
Even though you are yourself not very old, do you get into the “humaare time pe toh…” mode??
There are possibly a million things that you might secretly wish to do again but would be dead embarrassed to actually be caught in the act in your age today!
Out of those many things, we bring to you top ten funny things that you must have surely done as a child:
1. The food on your plate was just not enough
During the early days of pre-school, we just had to taste it all. How many of us could deny the fact that we ate mud, chalk and even the parts of the wall falling out?
2. Bed sheets to the rescue
Watching our superheroes onscreen made us fall in love with them so much that we used to imitate them by using bed sheets to create our magical costumes and dress up as Superman or Batman.
3. My kingdom my come
Transforming the bed into a kingdom by carefully drawing out a landscape using pillows as barricades and even bed sheets as rivers and sometimes mountains … this is how we used to turn ourselves into kings and queens and rule our own kingdom.
4. If they can do it, I can too
Being a girl child and seeing the male siblings stand and pee made one wonder and try. Why can’t WE do that?
5. I got a ride baby
The real cars were too big for us. So, we used plates as steering wheels and large spoons as geara to drive away through the entire house in our own fancy, high-speed, imagined cars.
6. Wall is my Canvas
It is almost a common custom here in India to forget all about white-washing the walls for the next 5 years after a child is born. Everyone knows what a waste of time it might be.. no matter how careful all the family members are. We kids used to be smarter than everyone!
7. Foam up the face boy
Foaming up the face and trying to shave off the non-existent hair on the face just like your dad or grandfather did every morning was a regular routine of a young boy.
8. Wanting to be WWE superstar
If you have a sibling, then playing WWE with each another is on the top of your list. All other games may be just a play or acting but this is some serious business.
9. “Yes! That’s my house”
Our very own saathi of winters, the rajai (blanket) had more applications than just to keep us warm. Using the razai to make an igloo and carry out all our secret businesses in it with the light of a torch was something that was perhaps a favorite exhilarating experience to many of us!
10. Curiosity to cook
Never being allowed near the stove only made us crave more to get a chance to be able to cook. When tantrums did not work, we were more than happy to learn how to make the perfect round rotis with the small amount of borrowed dough from Mum. No?