Sunday, 9 June 2013

Things I Did As A Child

I don't think I'm the only one who enjoys being a teenager and having a certain amount of freedom without all the bills and boring adult stuff. I do look back and wish that it was socially acceptable, to still act like a child. I am a child at heart and I think I always will be. I was thinking about my childhood, in the early hours of this morning, and thought I might share some of my fondest memories of being a child.

A lot of the stuff I am going to mention, you will probably have done yourself. Well I hope you have. Ok, maybe you haven't. I was a weird child.

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time playing outside. I know it might be hard to believe, but it's true. I was always the leader of my group of friends, and I was always blamed for the mischief we got up to. My closest friends as a child, were probably my own family. In particularly, my cousins. There were seven girls and one boy, so at times, he would be forced into playing house or making daisy chains but, I don't think he minded so much. I was always the one who would find a buttercup and demand to hold it to someone's chin to see if they liked butter. The yellow glow appeared on almost everybody, and I wouldn't accept the face that "the buttercup thing doesn't actually work". In fact, I remember having this conversation with my cousin one summer. Poor girl.

Me; Yay, you like butter!
Her; No I don't, you know I don't.
Me; The buttercup says you do.
Her; I don't.
Me; The buttercup says. Don't lie to me.

I used to love danger as a child. I remember, we were looking for a spot to build a tree house and I nominated myself, as the one to take on the dangerous mission of finding a suitable spot. In one day, I fell into a drain, waded through nettles and fell from a tree, grazing the whole inside of my thigh. As soon as I'd stopped pumping blood, I was straight back out there, never giving up. I sound like a war hero. I never did find a good spot.

Since, I was the leader (and obsessed with Sonic), we used to play "Sonic Heroes". It was basically a game of house, just we took on the names and personas of Sonic characters. I was always Amy Rose. I think it's a bit sad to have a game character as a role model. She's still one of my role models today. Problem? Yeah, I didn't think so. I'll go all Piko Piko Hammer on yo ass.

Of course, I had my games as a child. I think the first console we got was the Sega Megs Drive, where I was introduced to games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter, Revenge of Shinobi (best game ever). I think I had Golden Axe but I can't be sure. We also had a soccer game, which was the funniest game I have ever played. Just because all the players looked the same and the goalies for penalty shoot out were retarded. Then, we got the PS1 but, I've already told you about that.

I remember, my mother went away on holidays and brought us home, a plug and play controller. It could have been a Power Player Super Joy but again, I can't be sure. I can't really remember that, to be honest. All I remember was playing a soccer game with my brother, and laughing my ass off because the players looked like they were dancing. Oh the joys of our youth.

~Zoe




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