childhood memories

Memories from your Childhood – #ThankfulThursdays

“Childhood Memories are Happiness Elixir of Life”

Childhood the most amazing time of life – it’s just not said for the beauty of it, but for a simple fact everything is awesome ‘being a CHILD’. Your best friend is the world to you, fairy-tales come alive during nights, you talk to plants/grass/trees and no one looks at you in a quizzical way. Everything bears the badge of ‘MY Favourite’ and mother loved you most when you were a child πŸ˜‰ plus what is ‘worry’? never heard of that being a kid!!


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I bet each one of us have some amazing childhood memories, I had many and yes they are truly wonderful. I am fortunate to relive those whenever we cousins meet-up for reunions or get together. #ThankfulThursday is giving us a chance to revisit our childhood memories, I am thankful for that πŸ™‚

Childhood memory of – “What Do You Wish To Become When You Grow Up?” question.

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When my school principal asked me this question many many years ago (can’t mention the age here πŸ˜‰ ) in-front of the entire school on some special day, I remember answering her with full confidence and grace – “Ma’am I want to become Helen!!”

Needless to say I was rechristened as Helen in school and principal never forget to mention that to my folks during parents-teachers meet. Phew… all I wanted to become that time was an exceptionally good dancer with all those fancy clothes and glamours make-up.

Childhood memory of ghost of the mirror

Summer vacation was the most fun time during school days in North India, we get to spend good 2 months at home with cousins and aunts who come to stay for vacations. I recall one such incident where my cousin sister (who is marginally elder to me) told me a scary COOKED-UP story of a ghost entering her mirror and during nights if anyone looks in the mirror, they can see their face turning into a ghost’s. πŸ˜€ can it get any more weirder than this.. today I laugh it off but during those days Oh Man! I was so scared of mirrors at home. Post 9 p.m I would shut my eyes and never look towards any mirror.

Childhood Memory of Parroting English Songs

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English Pop Music was a craze during 90’s, MTV was launched around that time in India and at school “who knows this song”, “which is that singer” competition was at peak. As for putting up the best impression of Cool tag, I would sit in front of television set with pen and paper and try my level hard to understand what Bryan Adams or MJ or Enrique is singing (and mind it I come from a very small industrial town of Uttar Pradesh, Firozabad – which is famous of it’s glass work and bangles)

Coming back to my memory, when exam results came out and Dad found I was more keen in writing songs instead of mathematics – cable connection was terminated indefinitely.

Memories are beautiful, make sure you preserve them for lifetime. Treasure your Motherhood Memories for the precious little ones.

Linking Up this post withΒ #ThankfulThursdays byΒ TinaΒ AmritaΒ MayuriΒ Β Deepa

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  1. The MTV thing is too funny.My mom used to cut off cable before exams too.Looking back that was a master stroke.I was so bored I did study.Loved the post .Thank you for writing with us for #ThankfulThursdays

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      Thank You so much Amrita for giving us such wonderful prompts to write on.

  2. I feel we were lucky Dipika with spending time with cousins, all the stories and games were so much fun. Now everything has become virtual and human touch dimishes somewhere

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      Absolutely true Manisha.. technology has got us hooked with each other for sure but with a creek full of distance

  3. Enjoyed Ur post ….it was fun to know bout mirror ghost

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      Geee… yeah thanks a lot.

  4. Such a fun read this was, Dipika!
    I laughed out aloud at you wanting to be Helen;))))))))) Yes, MTV was the cool thing and if we knew names and lyrics of the songs we were Queens!:)))
    Thank you for writing for #ThankfulThursdays

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      Hahaha thanks M… it was funny moment for sure ?

  5. A fun read Dipika…Mirror story is hilarious.

  6. hahaha! These are some hilarious memories! The MTV thing was a rage in my school too πŸ˜€

  7. That’s so cute of you saying that you want to be Helen. So do you dance like her? Like a pro?hehe

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      Hahah na na not at all.. i have two left feet in dancing. Such a shame being a punjabi πŸ˜‰ but my little miss is compensating me for that.. she dances mera uska dono ka

  8. Helen, huh? I can’t blame you for wanting to be her. Her dance, costumes and the accompanying music were mindblowing. Who knew she was the vamp or anything? I too liked her.
    MTV…yes! that too. It was forever the channel I tuned into though I loved the cute Hindi albums that were the rage then. Especially that of Falguni Pathak.

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      Hahah right!! Thank you

  9. Haha ..really? You wanted to be Helen. Well, that was childhood and those childhood days were fun and make us smile whenever we think of them. Thanks for writing for #TT

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      haha.. yes truly πŸ˜‰ Thanks Deepa

  10. haha..these memories are so wonderful D! Thank you for sharing.. I think it is absolutely adorable that you sat with pen and paper to make notes from MTV (may i laugh out loud here!).. no wonder your dad cut the cable! πŸ˜‰

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      hahahh… yes you can these are some funny crazy childhood memories.

  11. Now I am nostalgic babe… I asked my brother who was 6 yrs old that time..What u want become in your life.. He said mummy ?.. You know why he said, coz as a child he thought it’s easy to being a mom.. All u have to do is dusting and sleep.. Nothing like childhood..

  12. I miss my childhood so much! So I still watch cartoon shows! ?
    And Helen is my dadi’s fave! ?

  13. Alexx Bloom says:

    I miss childhood days when I used to watch doremon and mom used to run behind me with plate in her hand saying eat food.

  14. Love your answer that you wanna be Helen… Seems you love dancing a lot

  15. Really I do inspire for her ravishing talent. I’m also MTV addict those days

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      Hehe.. thank you

  16. Wow its very beautiful post that reminds me some of my memorable moments related to my childhood days. We used to play stapoo with my friends on the road outside my house which we draw with the piece of red rock.. Those days are really precious.

  17. Joshita JJ says:

    This post reminded me of my childhood memories. Watching MTv was a craze. You’ve written it so well and I enjoyed reading it…

  18. You made me remember my childhood days with this article. ? loved reading your eventful childhood.

  19. Surbhi says:

    Hahaha!! Absolutely loved reading your post, Dipika. You wanted to become Helen, and I wanted to become Madhuri Dixit. Lol!! And MTV was a craze…I wouldn’t budge from the front of TV whenever BSB song came. What fun memories!! Thank you for this post.

    1. gleefulblogger says:

      hhaha… we could easily be kumbh mele waali sisters then πŸ˜‰

  20. Helen was definitely the most loved role model of her time ??
    When I was in school I wanted to be an actress ❀

  21. Papri Ganguly says:

    This post Give me nostalgia. I remember that I was fighting with my parents to watch Shatiman every Sunday.

  22. Thank you so much for bringing back old memories like MTV and the lattoo (toy) , loved every bit of this blog post !

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