When my brother was younger, it had to learn, like any other kids, how to put his shoes in the right foot. Like any other kids, it was a learning curve. That might seem very ordinary, but we happened to witness something really funny about this logic when learning left and right.
This story is really a hilarious one, related to how children understand and remember things that are above their usual level of understanding. It all started, the day i had to leave for a blood donor clinic and my daughter asked questions.
When i was in elementary grades, i had to walk almost 1 km to and from school and and being in town, i was passing in front of many houses since they were close together. In May, flowers were blooming and it was a great sight.
When i was in elementary school, i had to walk about 1 km to and from school, and the same at lunch. When i was in grade 4, they started building a new school a tiny bit closer to home, and as curious kids, we would go check out the work!
As a kid, without any electronic devices, or much TV to watch, we were creative in how we spent our time. In our neighbourhood, i was the oldest of a group of kids (only by one year) so i was kind of a leader in how everyone was spending their time. Everything around had the potential to be used by us, including trash.
Over the years, as we age, we learn many new things, and discard things that are no longer useful to us, like the names of all the kids in our kindergarten class, or the name of the neighbours’ dog. However, sometimes, some of those useless details stick for many many years.
When i was a kid (several years ago), we didn’t need electronic devices or expensive gadgets to keep us entertained: we had friends and just a few basic things, yet we could play for hours. One of those simple toys was a rubber ball.
When i was a kid, it was before color television was common in most households. So we had a black and white TV. However, my grandma had a color TV from as long as i remember (like early 60’s), so when something special was to be on TV, like Santa Claus parade, we would simply go to grandma.
As you followed these stories, i learned how to swim pretty early. I was not afraid of the water, or the deep end. However, i was stubborn, and one day, i “decided” that i didn’t now how to swim!
When i was young, i was not a very sick child in general. My brother was just as healthy as i was too. However, there comes a time when something a bit out of the ordinary happen. Nothing traumatic or major, but different.
When i was 10, we moved from our 2 bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom apartment because then, our family had 2 kids. My brother is 8 years younger than me, so for the first year or so, he slept either in my parents’ bedroom, or for a time, in my room. Being boy and girl, it was obvious that it would not work too long, so that is when we moved.
When i was younger, my grandparents owned a cottage out of town. We would go there often in the summer, spending weekends and sometimes weeks. Then, my uncle took the cottage over.
House fires or forest fires could be devastating for some. I have heard of sad stories of families losing their home, their belonging, or worse, their loved ones. Up until now, I never lost anything or anyone to a fire, but it could have come close. Yet, this story turned out to be kind of funny.
As we are all adults now (aren’t we?) we all have gone through our first lost tooth. For some, it might be more traumatic than others, while some might have funny stories. I guess I fall in that second category.
When we are kids, the world looks very different than it does to adults. Our perception is less mature, we don’t yet understand some situations, and even less, the inferences in the grownups’ language.