Tag-of-war! From an old brat’s diary….

What if a person is both physically and mentally challenged? This is the sort of situation I found myself in when I came to know from successive comments on my last blog entry that both Alex and Mathew have tagged me! I am supposed to (ordered to!) mention 8-10 things that I miss about my childhood and also those much things I disliked during that time. I am given the strict rule that the childhood is from 1-12 years. I do not have much memory about those times (at least from 1-4 :D) but that is no condonation for escaping this! So, here I go (rather I am pushed!)….


I miss
  1. TV serials Giant Robot, Glitter Ball and Night Rider
  2. Toy guns…. Shootouts with my brother….. *Dishyum Dishyum*
  3. Playing the game ‘Sat’
  4. School bag with lots of pockets. There were competitions in classes as to whose bag was the best and contained maximum pockets and maximum ‘secret’ pockets!
  5. School and Inter-school festivals and competitions. I miss those stages….
  6. School texts and Notebooks. I have preserved most of them…
  7. Boxes of slate pencils. I used to break my pencil to get a new one from the box. Since it was kept away from small children as a security measure (:D), that was the only way I could have got a new one!
  8. My stamp collection (I lost it somewhere). I still sit and try to remember where I lost it… No answer, the only concrete truth is that I lost it.
I disliked
  1. Waking up early (I still don’t like it!). I feel like throwing the alarm clock away even now.
  2. Going to school. *ufff*
  3. Drinking milk. I still don’t like its smell. Used to drink it with one of my hands prohibiting its odour from entering my nostrils.
  4. Exams. I still have nightmares about exams and study leave.
  5. Injections. I was prepared like a soldier moving to the battlefield, absorbing courage from everywhere seeing the nurse getting ready with the syringe.
  6. School assemblies. Hot, hot and hot. I used to tell lies to my teachers that I am not feeling well to avoid this nasty exercise under a burning Sun.
  7. My face (Still, sometimes!)
  8. Homework. I always treated it as something to kill my enjoyment and fun, like any other brat would do. A child’s worst enemy since the evolution of education….
I hereby declare that all the information furnished above are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and that nothing has been concealed or distorted wilfully! 🙂

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34 responses to Tag-of-war! From an old brat’s diary….

  1. Good likes and dislikes. I can’t drink milk but I have managed to start taking it with cereal coz we shud drink atleast to save our bones. I remember collecting candy/choclate papers in different colors. I still preserve many things which I never share coz itsmine. Funny huh.
    Dislike face?? C’mon we gotto be happy being as its gift with good features and healthy body.

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  2. Re: Priya

    Hmmm… I still don’t like milk, but don’t mind having it with Horlicks! 😉

    Seriously, that was funny!

    Face!!!! I didn’t like any of my photos in my childhood! Still some photos! That’s why I mentioned ‘face’! :-))

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  3. Re: James Bright

    Thank you Doctor!

    Essay writing, elocution, quizzes, science fairs, some traditional art forms etc… Was also the state level Monoact winner once.. 🙂

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  4. Hey cool n neat tag! Once a child always wanted to grow up & be independent…now since thats true, wanna go back to the childhood days & enjoy life! Guess life is always greener on the other side.

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  5. Re: Has to be me

    Thank you HTM! Yes, it is always great to recall your childhood! Sweet, sweeter and sweetest were those times… 🙂

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  6. bunking mass drill assemblies, ask me!
    None of us girls in my class liked it, and always, always we were searching to find an excuse to escape that torture 🙂

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  7. Thanx a lot for takin up the tag!!

    Of stamp collection..lemme say..i still have it.. 🙂

    I think our chidhood is a lot similar..somethings are so universal…

    “I used to tell lies to my teachers that I am not feeling well to avoid this nasty exercise under a burning “

    cant fathom how many millions of kids employed this technique..hehehe..!!

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  8. YEs indeed writing/handling a tag is a tug of war within oneself.

    but taking them up and being honest, makes it a happy process.

    Sreejith I am glad you take these TAG OF WARS so comfortably. Fight them clean and clear

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  9. Night rider, ‘Sat’, school bags, pencil boxes-:) I still have my stamp collection.
    ‘Sat’ used to be a favourite of mine if fact we had played it onece or twice while in college too. 🙂

    Milk, school assembly, Homwework,Injections-:( A real pain they were.

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  10. Re: Mathew

    Thank you Matt for introducing me to this wonderful tag!

    Nice that you still keep that collection of stamps! 🙂 I have also noticed similar things! 🙂

    Yes, assemblies always come with lies! 😛

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  11. Re: Passerby55

    Yes, tagging is sometimes time consuming and requires a lot of recollection in such cases. I am glad I could remember incidents of my childhood! Thank you Passerby…

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  12. school assemblies!! shudders!
    i remember, when we were in 1st standard we would sneeze and cough n scratch before the national anthem started because we knew we’d have to FREEZE like for 100 seconds or so!! how funny :))

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  13. Nice one. I also used to see Giant Robot. I think I was doing my Engineering those days!

    School texts and notebooks: I too have most of them and I still have my stamp collection, even though I have stopped collecting long back.

    I used to wake up at 5.00AM, still do. And I loved exams. And I had had enough injections by the time I was 5-6, I was quite experienced. We never had too much homework those days–main homework was the English, Malayalam and Hindi transcriptions. I used to get them reduced to a quarter page by the end of the first month 🙂

    Enjoyed reading your tag.

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  14. Re: Alexis

    Hmm.. Robot has something to do with engineering too! 😉

    Pretty interesting anecdote bits! Keeping hold of the stamp collection is really wonderful. I miss mine! 😦

    Waking up! *uffff* Really difficult! 😛

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  15. hehehe…
    sat!! 😀 ah yes!! how could i ever forget that??? 😀

    Your face???????????????
    😮
    😀

    And Congrats on the Grihalekshmi article, as well as for u-know-what!!
    😀

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  16. hiiii it’s good to read the slices of childhood memories. Most of the things I can relate with you, specially participting in the competitions. I guess drinking milk and the throes of exam are scary things for kiddies of all times.

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  17. Re: Velu Nair

    Oops! Saw this only now! :-O

    Sat >> So true

    Face… :-))

    Thanks for the congrats for G’Lakshmi and ‘you know what’!!!!!! :-))

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  18. jac

    I have to follow you in this as I am also tagged my Mathew.

    Ok, now I have an idea what to write. Thanks !

    Very cute facts.

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  19. Anonymous

    Thats what i search the whole day,thank your for your help priya

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