Post # 1
can you tell i’m bored tonight with my 2nd topic…
anyway i was an absolute monster. there was no telling me “no”. i just pretty much had a “fuck you i’ll do what i want” attitude since i was 2 according to my mom. i was born almost a month late too which is pretty funny. i came out when i was ready, not when the doctor said i should be lol
my mom said the first time she ever took me to a swimming pool, i was 2 years old and i saw all the big kids running and jumping in the pool and i immediately ran towards the pool and was probably going to jump right in! my mom had to run after me and grab me and put my floaties on. i was fearless.
and one time i told an old lady that a bruise on my forehead was from my mom when she asked what happened. i was pissed off about something or wasn’t getting my way so i said that. i had actually banged my head against the wall throwing a tantrum earlier that week. i was only 4 when i did this.
damn i was bad. i’m scared to have kids because it would only be fair if i had a little devil scorpio daughter just like me lol
as for any positive things: i was a very funny child. goofy as hell and always cracking everyone up in my family. i was very smart and witty for my age and would always hang around the adults more than kids.
so how were you?
Post # 3
@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 # 4
yea my husband was like you. very well behaved and polite and quiet and self sufficient. i wonder how our kids will turn out. should be interesting.
oh and i breast fed for like, ever. not even gonna say how long. i’m almost shocked/annoyed that my mom let it go on for so long. she blames my doctor and says that he said that as long as i wanted to, she shouldn’t stop me.
Post # 5
- 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
My nickname was church mouse! quiet, independent, adventurous & sweet 🙂
Post # 7
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
A loner – I was and still am comfortable with my own company. I was also a tom boy who loved beating up boys!
Post # 9
@KT808: i was a tomboy too but i didn’t beat up boys. just climbed trees all the time and liked to catch lizards.
but i liked barbies too. i always cut their hair lol not like completely off, but more in a “trying to be a hair stylist” way.
Post # 10
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
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
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 # 13
oh yea i definitely want to point out that i was never mean to other kids or my teachers. just my mom lol
i made myself look horrible but i had my nice moments too.
my mom said i would even worry about $ when i was like 6. i’d always ask “can we afford this?” if i wanted something. she would tell me yes and i’d put it back anyway.
Post # 14
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 # 15
yea i pulled that as a teenager a couple of times and my mom laughed and said, “go ahead, here’s the phone” and call my bluff.
Post # 16
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.