24 August, 2010

Revisiting childhood


It was only a couple of years ago that I was sounding like a bereaved grown up crying over the passing away of my childhood. I was missing the toys, the carefree life and the fairytale world I had left behind. People say you have a second childhood when you slip into senility. Really?

Well, I'm not there yet. Even middle age is pretty far off but guess what: I'm on a (re)visit to childhood. Yeah. You heard me right. These days I listen to Old McDonald and This old man. I re-enact that action song I learnt in standard II : I'm a little teapot, short and stout (which I actually am; not the teapot bit tho' shh!). How I love doing that "here's my handle, here's my spout..." thing. This is such fun.

Now I can buy picture-books and shop for toys (Boy! these days they come in every form imaginable). I can read stories in which cats and dogs and pachyderms are the central characters. I can watch cartoons, clap to nursery rhymes and even mimic animal noises. I can make frequent trips to the zoo too. This is absolute fun. If anybody out there wants to revisit childhood, I'd recommend having a child.

24 comments:

  1. :-) yes, I get what you say :-)

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    1. I'm sure you do, Uma. :)
      Isn't it fun?

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  2. he he he, this is fun. i love doing all these :D

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    1. :D
      I'm sure you love all of that. :)
      Hey, when do we get to see the new cartoons (the 5)?

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  3. I revisit my childhood almost every day. That's when I spend time with my nephew. It's so much fun to be a child and be with children. Happy children's day! :)

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    1. Hey doc, long time. :) I hope you are doing well.
      Being around children really is like revisiting childhood, alle?
      Happy Children's day to you too. :)

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  4. I too miss the childhoods. The one that slipped away long back and the double childhood of my twins in not so recent a past. Wish a happy extended childhood to you!

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    1. You're little girls are growing up really fast, aren't they?
      Thank you so much, USP.

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  5. Lovely post:) thoroughly enjoyed:) Thank you Divya:)

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    1. Thanks Amit. I hope you are doing well.

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  6. It is really bliss to have a child in the home.

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    1. It sure is, Indu. Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  7. Quite true DN :)
    Those were the sweet memories of innocence and enacting the same for kids when we grow up is even more fun.
    Thanks for reminding us of those days.
    Cute post :)

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

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    1. Hey Jay,
      Yes it is. It is an excuse to get silly again. :)

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  8. I remember it all the time, I have some very nice memories ..

    good one thanks for taking us back to time ..

    jumping and dancing to

    She'll be coming down the mountains when she comes
    she'll be coming down the mountains when she comes

    singing aie aie aiey yippe yippe aie
    YIPEE AYE

    :)
    Bikram's

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    1. You're welcome, dear Bikram.
      The Yippy Yippy part is so peppy, right?

      My hubby says he doesn't think he learnt all these nursery rhymes when he was little.
      So what! He's knows them all now. Haha!!

      It's a lot of fun. :)

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  9. This was cute. Don't we all wish we were a kid again and be relieved of all worldly tensions??!!

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    1. Exactly!
      But back then, we just wanted to 'grow up'. :)

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  10. Now that is such an expensive way of visiting childhood :). I wish that I were a kid again and could be pampered to bits by mom :).

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    1. Whose going to listen to me, anyway! :D.

      Aww... wouldn't that be lovely. I wish that wish for you, Rachna. :)

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  11. I am little tea-pot is my song (with actions)!
    I guess we are all kids-at-heart :)

    Any plans in the making, DN? ;)

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    1. That's one of the songs that has stayed with me all along. :)
      Stay young at heart, Meoww.

      Not, yet Meoww, I guess that's something we should starting thinking about, tho' ;)

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  12. So sweet Divya:) Keeping that child alive is so important to enjoy life fully no matter how old one is!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mr. Bhatia.
      I'll do that. And you stay active too. :) Have a great week ahead.

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