Childhood Share [syw]


Di @ Pensitivity101 continues her Share Your World series today with a nostalgic set of questions.

Growing up, were you closer to your mother or father, or was it a balance of both depending on the circumstances?

Usually I felt closer to my mother, though there were some times as a teenager when my father was my confidant. Neither one truly understood me though, and that’s OK. They loved me and did their best.

What was your favourite toy as a child, and do you still have it?

I’ve mentioned this before: my favorite toy was Super Spirograph. I would spend hours and hours getting the designs perfect, using various colored pens. They no longer make this toy the same way, with pins that hold the pieces onto your paper, since you could poke your eye out, I guess. I’ve tried the new versions without pins, and they’re terrible. You literally cannot get a perfect design, no matter how hard you try.

Did you have any secrets?

I didn’t share how often I was mocked and bullied because I was ashamed of it.

What did you want to be when you grew up, and are you anywhere close?

I didn’t think about this much, though I’m sure I should have. Sometimes I fantasized about becoming a research scientist, but then I began college level chemistry, so no. I’m sure I occasionally thought about being a writer, but I ended up on the secretarial path, which has worked out OK.

Gratitude: I’m thankful I had parents who expressed their feelings.

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13 responses to “Childhood Share [syw]

  1. You’re a writer my friend with so many published books. 👍🏼

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  2. That is a brilliant family photograph, Paula! Wow! I love it!

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  3. Nice gratitude! My parents were very close and it wasn’t until I was bringing up a young family when I moved in with ex partner in 1981 that I realised just how much they gave up or went without so that us kids didn’t go without the important things, most of all, their love.
    I can imagine you in a white coat in a lab though! Thanks for joining in.

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  4. Do not be ashamed of being bullied, it was there fault, not yours.

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  6. Love your answers! Hate that you were bullied, it sucks! But it. does build character at least that’s what I told myself. LOL And dear friend you are a WRITER!

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