Saturday, 8 July 2017

Memories Of Childhood

Childhood mempries

Some childhood memories stick with us for a lifetime. They just end up being with us forever. These memories fills our mind with joy when we look back to the days of the childhood. I cannot say cares and anxieties do not trouble the child's mind. They are present there but of different kind which looks small to us as an adult but were big to us when we were a child. For example fear of homework not done or missing any important book, nails not cut, dirty shoes, breaking something etc.

Some of my childhood memories I am thankful for.

Sibling Love And Fight

I remember how my eldest brother would give us a ride on his bicycle, me sitting in front of him and my elder brother at the back, on the carrier. It was really fun. The fight among the siblings over small things can never be understood. I remember every Sunday how we used to mix together all the stationary like pen, pencil, eraser, pencil box, crayons etc. and then redistribute it among us equally. It just brings smile on my face whenever I recollect these memories. 

This quote really applies on us. 

Oldest Child - I make rules
Middle child - I'm the reason we have rules
Youngest child- The rules don't apply to me

Since I was the youngest child I had lot of privileges. It was fun for me watching my brothers fight. My elder brother when he was not able to win the fight from my eldest brother it was a scene to watch. He used to turn all the furniture of the house upside down. I would innocently watch all this and would enjoy the fun.

I really feel bad how this closeness and love changes when we grow up and are lost in our own world and forget how we used to spend time together seeing each other 24 by 7.

Spending time with nature

Our childhood was special one. I loved to play with the nature. Climbing guava trees and picking up the guava of my choice and even sharing it with my juniors who couldn't climb was really awesome. 

Eating sugarcane peeling it with my teeth while relaxing in the sun was like spending time in heaven. 

Children today are part of a digital generation surrounded by TV, laptop, tablets, smartphones, internet etc. Technology has changed childhood. They are spending more times in front of screens than playing outside.

Favorite TV programs

Now a days we can watch whatever we want whenever we want and for as long as we want.  In an age of cable TV, YouTube, internet etc. all this is possible. In our childhood days we had limited options. But whatever we had the enthusiasm for it was more than today.  

I really loved to watch some of my favorite TV programs like chitrahar, Sunday movies, Rangoli, Alice in the wonderland, duck tales, dekh-bhai-dekh, Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. When episodes of Ramayana used to come on Sundays you could rarely find people on the streets of the colony. 

I remember how impatiently we used to wait for the Saturday and Sunday movie and preparations were done in advance to watch the movie without any disturbance. And if there was a power cut we used to run to our neighbors place who had power-backups if ours didn't work or sometimes neighbors used to come to our place if their power-backups didn't work. It was mostly watching movies in groups with lot of people.

You can find some of the ways to store your memories on my another blogpost

I am writing this post for #ThankfulThursdays


  1. U r right Megha it was so exciting to c Ramayana or Mahabharata or rangoli or shaktimaan ...our times were real fun

    1. Thank You. Shaktimaan too was loved by everyone.

  2. Each of the memories you shared evoked mine, Megha. When we were kids less was certainly more, which is why we enjoyed it to the fullest too!:)
    Loved reading this post.
    Thank you for writing for #ThankfulThurdays:)

    1. Thank You. Glad that you liked the post.

  3. Right Megha it was real fun n excitement to leave everything else n sit to watch Ramayana or rangoli or shaktimaan

  4. Being the youngest 'No rules',liked that one. But I was the eldest so I made rules hahah
    So true, with limited exposure to television out childhood was kind of subtle and less demanding, those shows - DuckTales, He Man, Alice in Wonderland, Alibaba 40 chor etc etc were classics. Lovely post.

    Here's mine

    1. Thanks Dipika.....Nice to know that u made rules being eldest :)

  5. I truly agree with you Megha. In earlier times, we knew the importance of our programes on tv simply because they did not repeat. Today, everything is available on YouTube 24*7.

  6. These are some memories which make us nostalgic. I wish we never grew up and stayed in those beautiful childhood days. Thanks for writing for #TT,