(Closed) What were you like as a child?

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Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@nontraditionalmiami: I was pretty much your opposite :). I was independent in that  I would feed myself before I really should have and I would play by myself a lot of the times. 

But mostly, I was super quiet. So quiet that my teachers would always talk to my mom and tell her they were concerned about me, lol. I turned out mostly okay, though! 

Post # 5
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

I was weird. I was one of those little kids that talked a lot and had crazy stories to share. I had the biggest imagination. My grandmother (who raised me for a few years) told me I was an old soul who seemed to know a lot more than what kids my age should know. She also told me I was mother hen and was always very caring towards other. I was a very well-behaved child despite my imagination.

Post # 6
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My nickname was church mouse! quiet, independent, adventurous & sweet 🙂

Post # 7
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

oh man, I was a good child I was just “deathly shy” as they say. I didn’t talk to anyone until I was 5, but it kind of lowered their (extended family) expectations of me in the social department. So everything works out:)

Post # 8
1576 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A loner – I was and still am comfortable with my own company. I was also a tom boy who loved beating up boys!

Post # 10
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I was one of those ‘good kids’ that all the teachers loved.   I loved reading and learning, excelled at school, and was responsible to the point that teachers let me do pretty much anything I wanted.  At home, I’m the middle child so I was always the peacemaker and the ‘big helper’ as my parents called me.   I hated seeing people upset or mad (still do) and would do everything I could to make sure my parents were happy (not so much siblings, but that’s pretty normal as a kid).    In high school, I got a bit moody at times but still never broke the rules.  It’s almost ridiculous to think about how ‘good’ I was.   Made it all the more difficult to relate to the holy terror 7th graders I taught for the past two years in Chicago.  I just couldn’t relate to that behavior.  

I do fully realize though that because I was so ‘good’, I am destined to have absolute nightmares for children. 

Post # 11
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

As a kid, I was pretty shy. I’m pretty sure I was annoying and socially awkward to boot. Luckily, I think I got a pretty good grip on life when I started college at 16.

Post # 12
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was a great baby. My mom always tells the story about how they’d take me to parties, stick me under the glass coffee table in my car seat and come back to check on me every once in a while. That would probably be considered neglect now but back then no-one even batted an eye.

I didn’t start getting bratty until “only child/grandchild syndrome” kicked in. I’d be lieing if I said I wasn’t spoiled and I almost always got what I wanted. I actually remember my grandmother telling me that she would never say no to me. That is NOT something you say to a 7 year old kid when you’re on your way to FAO Schwartz! I reminded her of her statement soooo many times growing up, you have no idea. lol

Even though I was spoiled and bratty I was always respectful and an all around good kid. I didn’t really get in trouble growing up and I normally had pretty decent grades. 

@nontraditionalmiami: Re: your bruised head: When I was 12 I moved from NYC to live with my aunt while my mom sold our house in the city. I wasn’t used to not being the only child so naturally it was hard for me. Whenever anyone would be mean to me (i.e. make me do something I didn’t want to do) I would say that I was going to call 1800 FOR-A-CHILD. It was a running joke in my family for the longest time until the day that I mentioned calling the number infront of one of my elementary school teachers. They pulled me aside and asked if I was being abused and this whole investigation started. I later found out that nothing would happen to them, they’d just take me away so it didn’t seem nearly as appealing, lol. 

Post # 14
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was a very painfully shy child.  Then I got sick and had 3 surgeries in 1st grade and was in the hospital a lot and it just made the shyness worse.  In high school and especially college, I finally grew out of it and now I’m a teacher!

Even though I was an angel in school/in public, I was told that I was often a terror at home with my little sister ha 🙂

Post # 16
2790 posts
Sugar bee

Angry. It’s the best way to describe me. I was just learning how pissed I was at how fucked up my parents divorce was and how much it effected my family. I did whatever I wanted when I wanted. I listened to no one. Especially not my mother. I was very independent and very mature. I never hung out with kids my own age.

I was also unfriendly and violent. I kicked, punched, bit, yelled, screamed and generally was just pretty awful. Again, I had no friends. I wanted to be exactly like my older sister and I desperately wanted to be an adult. I was extremely in touch with my own emotions and was very clear on expressing them.

I spent a lot of time in therapy.

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