I am not a child anymore. But what I
can do is to journey you through my childhood experiences and how I thought about it then. So, while I open my diaries and start writing and reminiscing about all my entries, you just sit back, read, learn, and enjoy. :)

"Define children, and you are defining innocence." ---Me

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Family Games

Family games are important in a child's life. They look back on it and think of it as happy times/bonding times. Some of the things I remember of my childhood were the times when we'd play "Water water go stop." with my family. The rules are simple, one of you should be the "it" and get blindfolded. Let's say for example's sake that you're the "it".

You turn 'round and 'round chanting, "Water water goooooooooo" in which you give time to your playmates to run around, looking for the most unlikely place you'd find them in. And then when you say, "Stop.", your playmates has to freeze and you will try to feel your way to them. When you do feel one of them, you guess who he/she is and if you guess correctly, he/she becomes the next "it". If not, well, you'll have to play again. 

It was a very fun game and I always look back on it as happy times. I remember vividly how my sister and I love to climb the windows which was low and had a ledge where we could stand on top of. Oh, and my Dad used to hang on the staircase so we'd have to jump high to reach him.

One of the other games I remember playing with with my family is "Uno". It's a card game where you try to finish the number of cards you have first. We used to play it every other night.

And there were instances too when my father would take me for evening rides on his motorcycle. I'd shout "No Daddy, don't!" and squeal whenever he went too fast or drove too near the poor dogs as if to run them over. Poor, innocent, barking little creatures...

I also remember a time when my dad and my Uncle Randy performed magic tricks for us, three siblings. Nothing big, just the simple, "look under the carpet and the card will be there" kinds. But we were really amazed back then, and if they ever sneaked it in while we weren't looking, we didn't notice. We thought it awesome and I still think so until now.

Family bonding is one powerful factor in a child's life. It gives the child happy moments to look back on. And I am thankful that my parents gave me at least this few happy moments that I could look back on and smile. It's one of the strong factors that give a family strength and happiness.
Be joyful always;
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16 NIV

1 comment:

  1. Nice post Klaye! Keep on writing... I will be here to monitor your progress.