Tuesday, September 20

Life's a Barbie!

Ever realised how diffferent the new era's childhood is? It has taken a mighty step up in the ladder of simplicity. Childhood has become more beautiful and able with so many kinds of toys available at very low prices too. But are the children having enough fun and learning as much as they used to? I often wonder how my thinking would have been different if I was a Barbie-era child. I never owned a Barbie but I owned many other dolls that used to sing and talk to me :) But never a Barbie. At the rate my cousins' kids are collecting Barbies (from Californian Barbie to Indian Barbie!) I wonder if they have any time to even play with one. Whenever they go to the shops, all they want is another new toy and the house is full of toys, but I hardly see them playing with the new toys for more than just two days. What happens next is another new toy in town.

Sometimes I feel kids (both boys and girls) these days are overloaded with toys. They just don't know which one to concentrate on for few months before moving on to the next toy. In my childhood days I had few dolls for few years and I never begged my parents for more and more toys each time we went to the mall. I may be different (and I had other interests such as guitars and playing detective:) but guess many kids during my era never really asked for toys all that much and there was no peer pressure in school based on modern toys. The reason being beautiful toys were a luxury item at the time. And we got such toys on a birthday or for some other achievement. These days kids ask for a toy per shopping trip. I remember I got a bicycle as a gift from my parents and both my sis and I shared it. Nowadays one family buys a bike per kid. Also in my childhood videos and electronic games were a treat but now the kids don't ask for anything below PS2 or Xbox range gifts.

I remember as a kid I used to stare into rivers and ponds looking for fish swimming happily. I used to fly kites, play cricket, climb trees :), indulge in kids recipes, read cartoons and comic books, experiment watercolors, chase after yellow butterflies, bring lost kittens home and giggled till I looked really silly. While I'm sure there are kids from this era who enjoy nature and do alot of creative activities that enhance their various skills, I also know that a huge part of kids are pressured and misguided by too much innovation in the toys' department. Childhood should be nothing but childhood and it isn't something that can be defined by a certain innovative culture. It should be natural and left undisturbed by too many immobile activities. Toys should be creativity-inspiring and pleasurable at the same time. While we shouldn't deprive kids of today enjoying the innovative toys, at the same time we shouldn't allow them to over-indulge in them. A balance between creative activities and junk toys should be achieved so that a realistic view of life is developed in the child's psyche since childhood.

Next time you buy a present for a kid, make sure it's a meaningful item as well as something the kid likes. For my cousin's little daughter who is an ardent Barbie fan, I got a Barbie notebook (computer) for her birthday this year and believe me it's really useful to her with her studies and it's something she really adores because of the Barbie thingy :) She kept asking for it or a Barbie make-up set which I didnt think is really necessary for her right now so I got the notebook. So there's something the kid wants as well as something that helps her to learn as well. Life's certainly not a Barbie, so we really have to be mindful of what we choose as toys and how much of it we provide to kids of today. Buy the kids enough toys, that's fine but not so excessivley that they don't realise the value of having luxury toys. Toys also need to enhance kids' creativity instead of planting wrong messages that disillusion the little minds. All I can say is that Quality is more important than Quantity. Have a Tweedyful day ok ;-)

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PuNeEt said...
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PuNeEt said...

yeppie... now I'm first...
let me read...

;-)

Cheers

Arz000n said...

2nd not bad

Keshi said...

woohoo Puneet congrats! ;-)

z000nie the usual one who comes first is 2nd today...well thats not bad either :)

Hiii to u both!

Keshi.

Arz000n said...

I never had a TOY concept while growing up :(
Remember Prasad, ma cousins 5-yr old kid (that TITANIC episode)...he has a huge collection of toys and whenever I visit him, most of the time is spent in checking them out :))

I remember as a kid I used to stare into rivers and ponds looking for fish swimming happily.
I dont even remmeber now..what I used to do..
During monsoon, I used to stare at the floods outside, with those fishes inside...later on I realised that they were tadpoles :(

bring lost kittens home and giggled
All street puppies and kittens were taken care by z000nie and his gang...

we shouldn't allow them to over-indulge in them.
Very truly said K000kie-masta
I've seen kids become obsessive after sometime due to all this gadget addiction

All I can say is that Quality is more important than Quantity.
Yes....

I got a Barbie notebook (computer) for her birthday
For my next b'day I dont need Barbie...
Please give me AIBO
I need AIBO
I need AIBO :)

Hehehe....
Good one K00kie-piez as always

Keshi said...

z000nie :)

**I never had a TOY concept while growing up :(

U mean u didnt have a single toy? Not even a bike or a dumb gun that didnt do anything? lol! C'mon u should have had some toy...


**whenever I visit him, most of the time is spent in checking them out :))

lol so u end up being a kid with him...sounds alot like me hehehe...



**During monsoon, I used to stare at the floods outside, with those fishes inside...later on I realised that they were tadpoles :(

LOLLLL! Cuttte...



**All street puppies and kittens were taken care by z000nie and his gang...


aww I love u even more now z000nie! Anyone with compassion for animals is my great friend.


**I've seen kids become obsessive after sometime due to all this gadget addiction

my cousin's son is a gadget maniac...he challenges me with his vast knowledge and it's scary lol!



**Please give me AIBO
I need AIBO
I need AIBO :)

LOL they r damn cuttte! I need one too btw :(

Keshi.

Arz000n said...

C'mon u should have had some toy...
yupp....yuppp
Not a single toy...
My financial condns were not that good...but I dont regret it :)

Me was not interested in toys basically...

Now Im not surprised why I carry these bizarre part of ma brain :)

I need one too btw
Hmmmm...
I just had ma b'day...unless urs is on Leap year's leap day, which I dont hink..

That means I need to start AIBO-GIFT fund on ma blog pretty sooon

:)

Take care

Keshi said...

z000nie u must be kidding...I dun mean to insult ya but u couldnt have gone past ur childhood without a SINGLE toy? Not even a plastic dog? :(:(


**Me was not interested in toys basically...

that explains it...well Im sure u were a good kid in school getting A grade marks etc...such kids dun have much toys...and I was one of em :) lol a nerd basically but a funny one too :)


**Now Im not surprised why I carry these bizarre part of ma brain

well its done u wonders...look at the way u have developed...a brilliant self-made mind...


**I just had ma b'day

very funny z000nie lol I know it was on the 3rd of Aug when u had lemon cake...thats how we got to know each other better rem??


**That means I need to start AIBO-GIFT fund on ma blog pretty sooon

hahahaha awww me giving u 20c cos that aint a necessary toy lol!

Keshi.

Arz000n said...

hats how we got to know each other better rem??
Oh yeah...

You used to leave ma blog sobbing everyday with a threat to stop visting since me, musings and company celebrated da b'day :)))

Boy, I used to literally fear those threats ;)

Me said...

great post...
I agree with you...todays kids have become increasingly alienated from the nature.... which has an adverse effect, not only on their physical fitness, but also on their mental and spiritual health.....

it's time to start teaching them about what's really important - values like hard work, delayed gratification, honesty, respect, love and compassion....

southpaw said...

I never had toys in my childhood, in fact i never felt like having them,I even didn't have much friends as well...God dammit!!!!why m i going there

Keshi said...

z000nie lol!

**Boy, I used to literally fear those threats

aww me not going anywhere...infact ur blog is therapy for me :)

k000kie-deepak-chopra

Keshi said...

Avik WC hugggggz!

**todays kids have become increasingly alienated from the nature.... which has an adverse effect, not only on their physical fitness, but also on their mental and spiritual health.....


so so true! All they ever do is be in their rooms and play xbox or PS2...goshhh it's so unhealthy and some parents dun even realise that!



**it's time to start teaching them about what's really important - values like hard work, delayed gratification, honesty, respect, love and compassion....


whoaaa loved that bit Avik...delayed gratification ARE TEH WORDS! Thanks for completing my post Avik. Exactly what I intended to convey.


Now it make me feel ur going to be a terrific dad some day...wow wut a lucky mum who's going to have ur kids ;-)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

South...

**I never had toys in my childhood, in fact i never felt like having them,I even didn't have much friends as well...God dammit!!!!why m i going there


goshhh Im finding that many of my blog mates r like u South...they didnt have much toys nor too many friends...hmmm well I dun think its a bad thing tho...cos look how intelligent and great people u have all turned out to be!

Keshi.

Pallavi said...

But are the children having enough fun and learning as much as they used to?
--no.

all they want is another new toy and the house is full of toys, but I hardly see them playing with the new toys for more than just two days.
--The more the kids get..the more they want...i think this is where the parents have to somehow make the kids realize that they need to appriciate what has been given to them.

gosh speaking of childhood... i swear..kids these days get so much more than they even understand. i had a little cousin visiting me for ten days.and his parents gave him so much and more..i was like when i was his age (14) my mom used to bring clothes and i wore those..never questioned her "why this color?" or "why this fashion" .......so much so that i didnt even know many things about eating out and terminology like, "cavier, fondoo, sushi...etc."

Oh yes video games..i remember i wanted Mario brothers so badly and had to wait forever b4 i got it...and now... everywhere u see is xbox and ps2's!

bottom line, bullz eye with the topic on the kids...i am actually about to post something interesting about my neice on my blog.... Kids these days i swear!!!!!!!!

Keshi said...

Pallavi u r spot on abt kids of today! Goshh they know everything, so much more than they should know actually!

lol ur 14yr old cousin! Sounds like my 5yr old neice...she picks her clothes and will not stand anything thats not in her sense of fashion...Im amazed! She wants new clothes for each party...I think it's really not the right thing the parents r doing by the kid. I wonder what she'll be like when she's 16. It scares me lol!


And about swearing oh well it's nuttin new here...the other day I heard my friend's daughter (she's only 4) and another boy (abt 6) talking at a party...he got pissed at something and the boy said 'f### off' to the girl...and she said 'u f### off'...my jaw just dropped goshhhh! I used the F word only after coming to Aus and that too not in public, and boy am I not qualified to lollzl!


And my 5yr old niece is so cute...the other day she was telling me 'I would like to get a job soon and think about my future and drive a car like u'...LOL!


**...i am actually about to post something interesting about my neice on my blog

cant wait :)

Keshi.

Autumn Storm said...

Aye, these kids today have no idea...its not like when I was a child and all I had was my imagination ;-).

Actually, I had so many toys (esp. dolls) courtesy of a grandmother, who used to love buying me gifts. However, (not sure why really) I valued and never expected, i.e. was not spoiled. One of the greatest gifts (other than the obvious) one can teach one's children is the value of money - it is a lesson that will stand them in good stead throughtout life.

Good post!

Keshi said...

Autumn heyy...

**its not like when I was a child and all I had was my imagination

exactly...I used to very creative w.o. having too many toys...u know I was also addicted to making paper dolls...cutting up a frame of a doll in cardboard and dressing it up with paper clothes...it was so interesting and I rem I n my sis used to have competitions on who created most beautiful clothes lol!



**One of the greatest gifts (other than the obvious) one can teach one's children is the value of money

Very true! Some parents know exactly how to do that w.o. depriving the child of toys as well. Like Avik stated delayed gratification is the best method!

Thanks Autumn and it seems u had a wonderful and a well-balanced childhood thanks to ur parents' and grandparents' wisdom.

Keshi.

southpaw said...

hmmm....

Keshi said...

South speak to me :)

Keshi.

southpaw said...

I am out of words as usual keshi

Keshi said...

ok thats fine South. Well if I was near ya u wouldnt have to say anything...I would just know by reading ur expressions :)


Keshi.

southpaw said...

Now thats again a tricky thing, my facial expression and actual feeling never synchronize properly and it often creates misunderstandings with my friends in real.

Keshi said...

not with this friend South ;-)

Keshi.

southpaw said...

:)

Sonia said...

i always used to ask for more books than toys. toys were boring, unless they were board games like monopoly (loved that one!), i prefered playing games with friends ( like catch the cook and seven tiles) and reading. didn't like toys, i found it a lonely pastime.

jkhkhjkh said...

Toys, like hearts, are meant to be broken.

Caraf said...

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came to show you
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Michelle said...

heyyy keshh

i luv barbie...shez my role model :p

PuNeEt said...

hi Keshu...
after making my presence felt here I'm again with my comments...
U must have got used to this na...
;-)

Barbie... ye my sis was gifted once on her b'day...
girlz used to be crazy abt it...

I feel kids (both boys and girls) these days are overloaded with toys
actually yes... if we compare wit our times... but we had more toys than our parents...
so it goes that way i guess ;-)

And we got such toys on a birthday or for some other achievement
ye very true... wen I was in 7th std, I was promised that if i'll score above 40 (out of 50) in any subject then I'l get Magnetic Chess...
and I scored 44 in Maths ;-)
(I still have that chess with me)

Nowadays one family buys a bike per kid
lolzzzz yeeee

When I ask my cousins what they want... their obvious reply is computer game CD...
they play all the games...
but on PC... that is so bad for their development...
but who will listen to elders...
I never did ;-)

Toys also need to enhance kids' creativity instead of planting wrong messages that disillusion the little minds
very well said...
gone are the days wen kids used to play games like scrabble :-)>

but kids likings are also changing with the generation...
disposable income at the hands of parents have gone up considerably...
so they can very well meet the demands of the kids...

I remember... I used to love playing "table cricket"... but that was very expensive so I never asked for it... but I ended up creating that on my own... yes the whole table cricket...
ofcourse it was not at all royal as the orginal one but surely it satisfied my need :-)>

All I can say is that Quality is more important than Quantity
Agreed... but think from the psychology of a kid...
they want whatever their friends have...

Good one babezzzzzz
Your post took me to my childhood days and the games I used to play ;-)
Take Care
Cheers

Invincible said...

wherez my k0ffee ?

Yaaro said...

I so agree with this Barbie obsession. In the past 2 years, my gifts to my most adorable cousins have had a Barbie theme to it. Barbie scooters, Barbie skaters and this time I've thought of getting them some LEGO for a change. Whatever happened to LEGO? I still remember playing with my very first set of LEGO. Here in London we have a huge theme park, Legoland and I still can’t imagine how it lost its' charm. LEGO it is this time. No seconds thoughts!

saby said...

Friday, September 16, 2005
Notice for change in name..
a yummy friend of mine rightly pointed out as to how disgustingly unfunny my notes are and on their second reading......lol they are pretty sad..so had to change blogname...
posted by diffy at 5:27 AM

, Life is a pain in the ass
when u have friendz like dis
,

Zombie said...

Toys never intrigued me either...more so, dolls n stuff....I was more like a tomboy...playing outdoorsy sports.....and then, I got hooked to nintendo...basss...till date I'm addicted to games.

saby said...

dis criticism was not for me

it is for Diffy

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Hmmm, this reminds me of when I was younger. And now when I see my brother grow up its so different, talks about PS2 and XBox and iPods etc etc. It just doesn't stop.

Ashes said...

I had toys which I broke,or at least tried to break,ASAP.made me feel powerful,i reckon.

I loved balloons the most.Helium-ballons.They flew away and walking away from 'em withot sadness was a 'high' for me.

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Yep...that's really true...but i love ma toys...even now when i see barbies...it reminds me of ma dolls and their houses and clothes and all da stuff!

As long as da toys arent doing ne harm...i don think little kids shud be deprived of 'em. But yeah...excess of everything is bad.

i dunno wht i hv written above...just too pissed off as usual.

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

i think the children these days are far smarter than they earlier were....dont ask me to justify it...but i know tiz true.

Arm Pitt said...

i neva had a toy..neva really wanted to..no superman..no toy cars..and kids these days..man! so adamant! you know, if you dont act your age, no matter how smart you are, it is irritating..
But the Barbie notebook is a good gift!

strawy said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooo toyssss , lolzz , when i was a kid, i was more like guys , played cricket ,kanche ( dunno wats in english...something like small glass balls)... i had 1 doll too , but now i have a Big Tweety... named it p00 (puneet)lolzzz.
i dont think so i have played much with toys...

on the other hand my nephew,hez toy crazy ... can say car crazy , he want all types of remote controll cars and video games... his room is filled with cars n cars n cars ... phewwww crazy kiddos..


kids goona love ur post keshuu ... hugss sweety , muahhh

st000nie

:) said...

dolls.. were my fav toy .. but wasnt a fan of barbie till teens donno i never find her appealing ..i liked chubby chubby soft dolls more ..but now i like barbie too..i hv one doll 3ft tall ..she is soo pretty.. mom gave it on ma 16th bday:) oh ya me crazy for dolls ..the other game i always liked was scrabble..
n yes u r rt.. today kids hv so many toys even the infants ..God last weekend i was at ma frds place ..n i was so amazed to see a box full of rattles n toys.. lolll her dotty is 2.5 mnths old only... n i was thinking did she need this much toys... :)
Quality is more important than Quantity. .. very true..
mmmm really tweety post gorgeous... hope u doing good..
hugggzzzzzz

:)

Tarun said...

quite true! there is one more thing apart from toys and that is child's innocence, today's kids are getting mature well ahead of time they were used to at our time.
Regarding toys my favourite gift item or toy for kids over 2 years of age is book and It's not going to change even with the time.

Keshi said...

Sonzz u liked alot of books...awww book worm ha lol :) I had a friend back in school who used to bury her nose in a book all the time...hehehe...even when the teacher was teaching, she kept a book under the desk and was reading away lol! I liked scrabble and snakes and ladders too...board games were fun.



Pithaly...
**Toys, like hearts, are meant to be broken.

awww wut happened now? :(


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Caraf heyy I will check thanks :)


Michelle ooo lala u a Barbie fan...me too btw lol! When I walk into Toys R Us, I just loiter ard Brabie section just cos it's too pretty :)

Thanks!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

Puneeeet hiyyya!

**after making my presence felt here I'm again with my comments...
U must have got used to this na...

ooo yesss :) take ur own sweet time Puneet.



**ye my sis was gifted once on her b'day...

Lucky gal :) Barbies r too pretty!



**but we had more toys than our parents...

Thats so true :)



** I'l get Magnetic Chess...
and I scored 44 in Maths ;-)
(I still have that chess with me)

wow good on ya Puneet!



**that is so bad for their development...but who will listen to elders...

nope its not a case of listening to elders...its how they have been trained from the beginning. If a kid is trained to own luxury toys from day 1, then he/she will ask for em right throughout. Parents should guide the kids in a proper manner na. My cousin's son is crazy ova xbox games and he has a collection of over 100...and he still asks for more...and they get him everything he wants...I dun think thats right by the kid.




**disposable income at the hands of parents have gone up considerably...so they can very well meet the demands of the kids...

Yes but the parents r grown up na? They should know how to spend that money wisely...



**ofcourse it was not at all royal as the orginal one but surely it satisfied my need :-)>

yep there u go...theres a kid that used his head and got creative - well done Puneet :)



**but think from the psychology of a kid...they want whatever their friends have...

lol Puneet I was once a kid too...but I never wanted what my friends had. Maybe becos my parents didnt spoil me too much with unnecessary stuff...


Thanks n u have a great day Puneet!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

v000nie come over ;-) lets koffee some time na hehehe...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Yaaro WC and thanks!

Yes theres a Barbie fever that's crippling some kids' minds...I have a friend who's 3yr old daughter who would kill for a Barbie lol!

Yes what happened to LEGO - goshhhh I love LEGO and kids these days hardly know what LEGO is!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Misty the nintendo chick ayy :) woohoo ur a smart kiddo thats why...



Kroopz...hehe yes the kids these days no better than us and technologically way too advanced!




Ashh heyyyy glad to see ya here!
u broke ur toys? naughty lil cute boy...hehe...

**helium balloons...They flew away and walking away from 'em withot sadness was a 'high' for me.

aww what a beautiful sentiment Ash...u feel u set em free ha?

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Cheesy wuts wrong? Why r ya pissed girl? what happened...tell me...

**kids r smarter...

yes today's kids know way too much and sometimes it can be hazardous to them...

Hugggz girl cheer up!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

Armzz :)

Hey u didnt have much toys...awww...well what really matters is that u had a beautiful childood and that doesnt necessarily mean having lotsa toys...

**if you dont act your age, no matter how smart you are, it is irritating..

Spot on! thats exactly what I mean...it's damn annoying when kids act like adults...kids should be kids and that doesnt mean dumb but kiddishly smart, if u know what I mean :)


Thanks!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

st000nie muahhhh!

**when i was a kid, i was more like guys , played cricket ,kanche....

LOL cutey pie - tomboy dolly ha? :)


**but now i have a Big Tweety... named it p00 (puneet)lolzzz.

LOL can someone explain this to me plz? Puneeet or st000nie?


Hugggggggggz darl!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

Pariiiiiiii where were ya? I missed ya heaps and no new posts in ur bloggy too...

** liked chubby chubby soft dolls more

LOL so cuttte! Then u might like Cabbage Patch dolls...and have u seen the new dolls Bratz? So cuttte!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Tarun heyyy...

**that is child's innocence, today's kids are getting mature well ahead of time they were used to at our time.

thats so true and the innocence seems to have been lost with it...kids swear like hell today lol!



**Regarding toys my favourite gift item or toy for kids over 2 years of age is book and It's not going to change even with the time.

thats terrific Tarun..way to go! I sometimes give books depending on the kid's preference. Some kids dun like books so I dun want them ti hate me lol! But ur right...a book is the best gift for a kid and guess wut...I always liked ppl giving me books on my bday...

Keshi.

musings (m000nie) said...

k000kieeeeeeeee... me bakkkkkkkk... n wat a post!!!!... absolutely true...

toy!!!... u know i remember... whn i was lil i had gone to some shop with my mum n saw this lil doll... u know the ones there were with a pacifier in her mouth... i so wanted it... but just some days bak she had got me another doll... so she refused... it was quiet expensive too... but i do remember... i never threw tantrums... i never cried... just looked so wistfully at it... n then forgot i really wanted it...

bak to today... 2005.. i m in real close contact with kids as i teach them... as of now the 'bayblade' culture is hotttt topic for guys... it was my kiddos bday... and he wanted this bayblade... they had just entered market so werent readily available... he had sme tests going on so i asked him to study n then go n get it... he didnt study... ate my head... harassed his mum... n got me all hyper... i didnt teach him nything... n he went to atleast 10 shops to see if they were around!!!... i was like hey boy wait a while they'll come... but the kids today dont listen...

n about changing their toys every second day... this is not good!!!... the kids dont know the value of nything.. u know wat happens then?? he isnt satisfied with nything in life...

when he'll grow big... he'll never b satisfied with one relation... whn i was young in college... we kiddos never had multiple bf's n relationships... people would have relationships for years n years... n todays genenration!!!... changing partners every second day... n i m serious when i say this... but its all related... want want want... thats y this generation has no value for things..

uh oh i think i could go on n on... lol

lastly... 'parents grow up'... see wat ur doing to ur kids... its not about toys ny more... its more about how ur kids gonna live his life when he grows... these unwarranted wants will not allow him to b satisfied ever in life!!! so beware...

laterzz

Thë Icè Þr¡ñce§§ said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
toys
well i've been a great lover of toys.
had sum really bad habits wen it came to toys.
will like to keep em underwraps, but will surely say this.
every new toy i got, it was torn or broken into pieces in three months for sure. now wen i remember back, i dunt have any leftover toys,
but my cuzin she's got all of her still stacked.
me feel jel.
but i cant do anything bout it. sob sob.

so a guide for everyone to tell the kids they know.
"never break ur toy, u'll regret it later".

peace out
icey-sobbin

Keshi said...

m000nie mooooooo-wahhhhhhhhhhhh!


**i never cried... just looked so wistfully at it... n then forgot i really wanted it...

aww how sweet...and so heart-breakigly obedient. Btw m000nie I didnt ask for toys much but I do rem I saw something I liked in a shop window...I was abt 5 then...n I asked my ma if I can have it...she said no cos it was too costly...n I couldnt believe that lol...n I rem only that one time I sat near the window and cried...yes I was stubborn as a stone but I cried...my mum left me and walked on...I saw her going and was too scared to stay alone and ran to her...cried all the way home holding mum's hand...I never got it but I did get something else...a lesson that I cant have everything I want in life...



**ate my head... harassed his mum... n got me all hyper... i didnt teach him nything...

is this a kid u teach?



**the kids dont know the value of nything.. u know wat happens then?? he isnt satisfied with nything in life...

Spot on m000nie! U said it the best! Whatever pattern we learn in childhood is how we deal with real things in life too...sooooo very true!



**people would have relationships for years n years... n todays genenration!!!... changing partners every second day...

m000nie u have sooo much wisdom! This is sooo very true. I look back and my friends had a boyfriend for life and then got married to that same guy. Right now ppl have multiple partners in a year! I think the more wants we get the more we want more and more...u r soooo right m000nie. I hope everyone reads ur comments...it holds a very valuable message!


Thanks m000nie Starshines!
k000kie.

Keshi said...

Icy huggggggz! :):)

** i dunt have any leftover toys,
but my cuzin she's got all of her still stacked.
me feel jel.


LOL so cutttte!


Well guess I can u'stand u had many toys :) cos u have more than one car too now hehehe...r u the only child in the family Icy?

Keshi.

Keshi said...

EVERYONE PLEASE READ MUSINGS' COMMENT...SHE HAS AN IMPORTANT AND VERY VALUABLE MSG TO ALL.

Keshi.

jkhkhjkh said...

Is messenger and are blogs toys of tomorrow?

Keshi said...

Pithzz :) msngr n blogs r big kids' toys...hehehe...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Happy Bday Saby!( if u still consider me as someone worth being wished by).

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.

~John Betjeman, Summoned by Bells

Keshi said...

The childhood shows the man
As morning shows the day.

~John Milton, Paradise Regained



The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.

~Malcolm de Chazal



Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes.

~Ellen Glasgow

southpaw said...

Good day keshi!!!! read ur comments on the shameless self-promotion-II...:):):)

jkhkhjkh said...

Yes. Keshi, they are today's toys for big boys, but tomorrow, messaging will be embedded in each and every toy. My Barbie will be able to communicate with your Barbie over ip. Lol! Actually, not that much lol, but who listens?

jkhkhjkh said...

And, yes, one does grow physically old, but must one conform to some silly norm and also chalk a plan to grow mentally old? That's real sick.

jkhkhjkh said...

And why the hell has Cheesy deleted her blog?

saby said...

,Pithaly !! ,
cut it out
i am not physically old

i am still potent
if u had eggs i cud fertilize dem

though i turned 55 on 9/20

saby said...

i like the cheek
she wishes me on , her, blogg

saby said...

Oh shit !
cheesy loves toys

tulipspeaks said...

hmm..late..sorry..but u know the reason.. *wink wink

toys..i loved them when i was a kid..i got this pic of mine displayed in msn and yahoo msgr every now and then..its me which loads of toys..err..gifts for my 1st birthday..hehehe..

but the toys i had was more like..err.."educational ones" except for a couple of soft toys..i had Lego..my fav..gee..i tought i gonna be an engineer one day, looking at the tall towers i used to build with my Lego set..then, i had loads of plastersin..blackboard, magnetic boards, bicycles, a mini silver cooking set (which my sis lost every pieces of them..grrr..)and more..

but never a Barbie..and believe me, i never even liked them!!

i spend most of my childhood playing with my toys on my own..my sis is 6 yrs younger than me by the way..she was not my playmate, she never was..spend hours fishing with bare hands in a small spring near the house.. :( i never succeeded in catching even one.. playing kites with some boys..oh..forgot to mention, my first friend was a Chinese boy, who used to bring his feeding bottle to school and he was 8 at that time!!!

given any opportunity..i would go back to my childhood and watch the younger me having absolutely fantastic time!


=am000nie-playing-Lego=

Thë Icè Þr¡ñce§§ said...

wow mooonie wat a strong comment.. woop woop for mooonie

keshi. no keshi m not only child, i have a younger brother.
who's spoiled rotten by me ^_^. hee hee

peace out
icey

Keshi said...

South I have answered ya in ur blog :)



Pithaly...

**My Barbie will be able to communicate with your Barbie over ip

LOL thats really funny!

**but must one conform to some silly norm and also chalk a plan to grow mentally old

OK who told u to do this now? hehehe...it's always great to stay young at heart :) I dunno why Cheesy deleted it...mebbe u annoyed her too much lol!

Saby I wished ya too.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Amuuuu Hugggggz!


**i got this pic of mine displayed in msn and yahoo msgr every now and then..

I need ur msngr Id man...it's time we share em lol!


**but the toys i had was more like..err.."educational ones"

no wonder ur a smarty pantzz ;-)


**a mini silver cooking set...

aww I LUVVVVV tea-sets!! I had mini plastic ones...1 red an 1 green...I used to put water and brown paint in the tea pot and make tea...lol it's still at home. I loved cooking as a kid...


**but never a Barbie..and believe me, i never even liked them!!

I liked Barbies but never owned one...and never even asked for one.


**my sis is 6 yrs younger than me by the way..she was not my playmate, she never was..

aww...my sis used to play with me but not all the time...I was very demanding in activities...she's the quiet one. So when she didnt play with me, I played with my friends in the block...climbing trees and playing detective..hehehe..


**spend hours fishing with bare hands in a small spring near the house.. :( i never succeeded in catching even one.. playing kites with some boys..oh..forgot to mention, my first friend was a Chinese boy, who used to bring his feeding bottle to school and he was 8 at that time!!!

awww so sweeeeeet Amu! :):) Ur childhood sounds alot like mine. My first friend ard age 6 was a boy too. He fell in love with me and wanted to marry me lolllz! And whenever we played games that had us holding hands, he used to come running and stand next to me so he can hold my hand LOL!


Thanks Amu muahhh!
Keshi.

Keshi said...

awww Icy u have a baby bro...ur so lucky..me not that lucky :(

Keshi.

tulipspeaks said...

My first friend ard age 6 was a boy too. He fell in love with me and wanted to marry me lolllz!

lolz..me stop smiling therapy and start on laughing-while-rolling-on-floor therapy!!!

=am000nie=

Keshi said...

**me stop smiling therapy and start on laughing-while-rolling-on-floor therapy

LOL Amu yep and he used to keep smiling at me all the time...hehehe...

Keshi.

Nitika said...

as a kid i never enjoyed these kind of stuff i was rather outsider n busy in dancing
"I used to fly kites, play cricket, climb trees , read cartoons and comic books, experiment watercolors, chase after yellow butterflies"

same here yaar, flying kites awesome, enjoyed climbing trees in a windy day, many times i used to read those stuff by putting inside the school books clever me n sometime get caught n had to bear hard punishment from mammu, love playing criket but not more than basketball,criket remind me only chasing the ball coz our enemiest boys team were so clever at cheating, chasing butterfly also used to be my favourate task

this post took me to that awesome life my childhood
i want my childhood hun...hunnn unn....hun...me sady sady remembering burdensome time of adult life
let me not drawn in my childhood hehehe

take care
luv u

Keshi said...

Hey Niti thanks and Im glad this post took u back to ur childood days...I know the adult life is a mess...I wish it could as innocent and carefree as the childhood...unfortinately as we growm up evil havbits grow with us too...thats human nature.

**i used to read those stuff by putting inside the school books

lol I used to do that too...and got caught once in class (year 2) and was punished...I had to stand staring out the window with my back to the class :) - it was good tho lol cos my school was close to the sea and I could stare into the waves hitting the sand in the far...it was a rewarding punishment ;-) only I wish it was longer than 10mins :):)

Keshi.

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