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- May 29, 2012 by misswhiplash
- From a Child to an Adult
Nothing is as wonderful as our Childhood...we should treasure it always
What a strange question?
I can remember being a child up to the age of 13 or so. Those were my sweet and innocent days...long distance memory!
At the age of 13 I discovered 'boys', sex and smoking.... i thought I was really grown up.
One of the stupidest things I ever did was to actually give away my dolls, every single one of them
After all if you are 13 years of age and discover something better than dolls to play with..why did I need them?
So I gave them all away.
.Sailor Boy with his silky white shirt and blue trousers..
Jane who was a long dangly knitted doll which my Mother made for me. Fairy Twinkletoes,
Teddy that I had had for my first birthday,
Panda with his big black eyes,,and
Mr Golly in his stripey trousers and red jacket....I gave them all away and then regretted it .
My Mother said that if I gave something away to somebody else there was no way that I could possibly ask for them back......
I was such a fool for thinking that I could be an adult just by getting rid of my dolls...I suppose like many teenagers I wanted life to rush in . I gave no thought to the responsibilities that being an adult entails.
I would just mention that 'boys and sex' is not quite as bad as it sounds. There was only one boy in my life and that was Bernard...my one and only true love.. We married three weeks past my 17th birthday and had two lovely daughters..Lynda and Jennifer. He died in 1995.
I really was rather stupid to try smoking. In those days it was the 'cool' thing to do..now we know the difference and the dangers
Over the years I think I have tried to recapture my childhood possessions.. I have a toy elephant, a beautiful black doll called Mumma Tumba from the musical Ipi Tombi, four golliwogs that I bought about four years ago and a lovely Victorian lady in her fine satin dress. I also take a soft cuddly teddy to bed at night...
Upon reflection I did not want to be an adult at all...it's much more fun to be a kid and enjoy your life without all of the responsibility, but I guess that in time it comes to us all and we just have to accept in...but deep down I am still a kid at heart