18 October 2011

Random Topic Tuesdays

Today's topic: What kind of child were you?

To me the most memorable part of my personality as a child was that I was weird. I'm not going to go into grave detail because I'd like people not to think my parents laced my Wheaties with LSD but to give you an example: I drew faces on eggs and talked to them. A little bit out of the ordinary. All children have imaginations though and I turned out okay, right? Right?! I was also independent. This may have been influenced by having three siblings and not a whole lot of space and privacy but I liked to spend time alone with my thoughts. I felt the most creative then and didn’t have the hassle of trying to agree on what to play next. I just did what I wanted. I was a little bit rebellious and didn’t like being told what to do. This is probably where my nightmarish adolescence began but we won’t get into that horror story today.

Another strong trait was that I was shy for a long time. In school teachers would always tell my mom how quiet and reserved I was. I made friends okay, I wasn't the creepy kid lurking in the corner at recess or anything, but I wasn't outgoing. As I got older I became more secure and opened up at school more and more. I wasn’t super popular but I was well liked with the exception of my first bullying experience. When I was in third grade one of my close friends turned on me for no apparent reason and started being a bitch.(Yes, eight year olds can be bitches. Trust me.) She would tell me I wasn’t as pretty as her and that she was by far better than me. I hated her and would cry a lot. Every day I dreaded going to school and had a sinking feeling in my stomach. After that I always wanted to be friends with the less accepted kids and hated seeing them get picked on. I don’t vividly remember standing up for them but I know I discourage those harassing them from doing it. I was very opinionated and grew to become more and more outspoken.

Some of those characteristics from childhood are still embedded in me and I am happy about that. I don't talk to eggs anymore, which is a good thing, but there are a few eccentric features that I'm happy make up who I am today. I'm a little nervous to see what is passed on to my daughter but I think she will turn out just fine.

So, what kind of child were you? Shy? A bully? Popular? Loner? Stubborn?

17 Thoughts :

Marjorie October 18, 2011 at 1:59 PM  

Interesting post! I was a teaser/joker type of kid. I was bossy (I was the oldest of 13 kids), but really responsible. I see SO much of my personality in my 1st child (a boy). It's crazy because it brings back memories of how I was as a kid. I'm not sure if it's genetics or if a lot of it is shaped by birth order (both being the oldest).

LOVE MELISSA:) October 18, 2011 at 2:45 PM  

What a cute post. I was definitely a loud,stubborn kid. Funny, bc I'm still stubborn. My sister has the same traits too!

Sarah @ Vol Family Life October 18, 2011 at 3:11 PM  

I was so weird when I was little! I used to pretend like the trees were sick, dye water with the inside of magic markers, pretend it was tree-medicine and I was a tree doctor. Did I mention I talked to the trees too?

Amy October 18, 2011 at 4:19 PM  

I was a jellie shoe wearin', Punky Bruster watchin', big wheel ridin', Garbage Pail tradin' type of kid from the 80s. I miss how simple life was back then. It makes me happy to see snippets of my childhood make a come back..like the smurfs:)

Shannon October 18, 2011 at 7:01 PM  

LOL @ talking to eggs. I love it.

I was an outgoing little kid, methinks. But I was also overly dramatic and if I got yelled at, I'd cry so hard until I would throw up just to be a princess. I sure hope Taylor doesn't do that.

The Presutti's October 18, 2011 at 7:07 PM  

I was a bad child, haha!

Playoutsidegal October 18, 2011 at 7:45 PM  

I was a smart-ass kid, bit of a tomboy in the early elementary years, was a bit of a band geek for a while then found my niche with the Outdoors Club kids (I grew up in an outdoorsy family).

As for you, don't worry, your daughter will turn out fine. You did! : )

Katie October 18, 2011 at 7:57 PM  

LOL! I would say that I was very outgoing but the one who was always afraid of getting in trouble type-of-kid. I am pretty must still a constant worrier now that I think about it. I'm not thinking about getting in trouble so much but more of everything that needs to get done. I guess things don't change much, haha.

Lacey October 18, 2011 at 9:49 PM  

I was really shy. I didn't start out that way, I was quiet, and people told me I was shy - so I eventually accepted my label and used it as an excuse. I was (and still am) very protective of my family and close friends. Don't mess with them, because any "shyness" I have melts away and a defend them.

My kids are quiet around people they don't know like I was, but I never tell them they are shy, because I don't want to label them the same way I was labeled.

Mrs. Pancakes October 19, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

great question...i think i was more of a shy person but eventually grew into my own. i hung out with everyone...so i guess more social than anything!

Chelsea October 19, 2011 at 12:47 PM  

This is such a good idea for a post! I love it.

I think I was kind of like you in some ways. I was pretty shy and wasn't a total outcast--but I definitely wasn't popular in grade school.

Also. The "talking to eggs" bit is so great. I'm still laughing, a little.

Ha ha.

Megan October 19, 2011 at 12:55 PM  

I was a massively shy kid. And also quite strange. The shyness I've gotten over!

Jazz October 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM  

I really love this post :)

I was very shy around strangers, I would never say much and when my mum once had a boyfriend when I was around 5, I refused to speak to him when it suited me (I never had a problem with him, I think I just wanted to be difficult). Some days I would speak to him then some I would completely ignore him! Then one day I locked him outside for about an hour while I watched him through the window (I think this proves I was a tad creepy and weird).

However around those I knew, I was a bizarre little thing, I would pretend to be a cat and all sorts of odd things.

I am still very weird, and I am, unfortunately, still very shy around those I do not know, I find it hard to strike a conversation and know I make situations difficult at times, I really wish I wasn't like this, but hey ho, that is who I am!

Whatever is passed on to your daughter will not matter because everyone is unique :))

Jazz xo

Megan October 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM  

Once your babygirl is a little older, you may start talking to eggs again whether because she wants you to or because you're making eggs for breakfast and she's driving you crazy and you just need SOMETHING to talk to. haha. :)

I was popular until high school. I always had a lot of friends and was very talkative. Then, I started hanging out with people who didn't go to my school. And then, I don't know how to describe me. Haha.

marie October 19, 2011 at 11:16 PM  

I can so relate to this. I was very shy growing up and my 'best friend' stopped speaking to me out of the blue when we were 10. It crushed me. And like you I have grown to be much stronger, secure and stick up for the underdog.

None of my 3 are shy. With my shyness came insecurity which is not a good trait to have. So I have steered them more towards being brave and bold.

It can be annoying at times, but is better than the alternative.

P! October 20, 2011 at 2:11 PM  

This is a somewhat random and belated question, but can anybody get in on these Random Topic Tuesdays as a link-up? Because I always love the questions you ask, but then I do some lame Tuesday post and THEN see that your topic would have been much more interesting! If you want company on these, let me know so I can link-up with you!!

Unknown October 20, 2011 at 8:28 PM  

cute blog!!