Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Social - When I Was Little...

Sunday Social

Can't believe it's Sunday already! I hope to be able to catch up on sleep and maybe get a run in with my neighbor. Besides that? Some cleaning, going through the girls' clothes and make a list of stuff we need for the coming seasons (consequently, that means shopoping!!). Hope to get at least some of those things done today. To wrap up this weekend, I'm once again linking up with Ashley for Sunday Social, this week it's all about my childhood:

1. What do you miss most about being a kid?
 The possibilities. That (almost) everything is possible. And not worrying about anything. But that was me as a very small kid, before the depressions hit. After that, I don't miss much.
2. Did you have a nickname growing up? What was it?
 Yes, but I won't share, because it's not been a nickname by friends but more by bullies, and I want to leave that behind. My mom still calles me "Nene"; she says that's what I called myself as an itty bitty baby, and it stuck.
3. What was your favorite thing to do at recess?
 We didn't really have recess, we had breaks in between class blocks. I'd say I liked most the first *illegal* snowball fights in the school yard after the first snow fall of the year.
4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
 Many things: vet, fire fighter, a princess. Definitely not a financial accountant  ;-)
5. Did you participate in any school activities?
 Not really. Remember the bullies? Didn't want to deal with them in my free time. I participated in things I had to, and that was it.
6. What is the funniest thing you did as a kid that your parents still remind you about?
Nothing real. I will think about it and share if I remember something...


  1. I am sorry that bullies picked on you. My daughter was a target for a while and it caused her to develop low self esteem as well as hurt herself bad enough to end up in the hospital.

    It totally sucks that you guys didn't have recess. I hope the present is much better for you now.

    1. It's just a different school system I guess. We didn't have 45 minutes of recess, we had two breaks, one after every two classes. We usually spent the time outside at the school yard, which was fun as well.

      I definitely experienced the same effects of bullying as your daughter did. I'm still suffering from the effects to a point, even though I have made my peace with the bullies themselves. But I will never take it "easy" when my children come to me about issues like that, as my parents have been. I hope your daughter is recovering from those experiences. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help!

  2. A fellow accountant!! Love it! :) No, I never dreamed of being one, but I think the kind of teacher I wanted to be was a math one - so that's still kind of sad. Ha

    And who doesn't love snow?! And snowball fights? I can't help but think of the movie Elf now, when I think of that though! Ha!

    And, I am sorry about the bullies too...

    Hope you have a great week!


    1. Can you believe that I almost failed because of math?? And now I'm an accountant. Never would have dreamed that this is where I'd end up. Avoided anything remotely economics-related until I couldn't ignore the real world any longer and got a second degree in business admin ;-)

      I love snowball fights! Can't wait to throw some at the girls again this year ;-)

      Bullies suck, that's just how it is. But in hindsight, I left them far behind me, and proud of it!