What were you like as a kid? Were you smart? Were you shy? Were you rambunctious? Were you wise beyond your years? I’m always amazed by how distinct our personalities are at a young age … even if they end up changing later on. I was one of the oldest kids in my family, and growing up I got to see how unique each little kid was from an early age.
I think it’s fun to look back and think about our childhood personalities, because we have room enough to have a good perspective on ourselves. While looking at where we are right now is always good, I feel like it’s hard for me sometimes to do an honest and unbiased assessment. But looking back at myself as a kid is a lot easier. I can see how I was with a clearer picture and without judgment. And while our personalities may change drastically as we become adults (or not… mine really hasn’t), I think it’s always good to see where we’ve been 🙂
Interested in what sort of kid you were? Take my latest quiz to find out: What Type of Kid Were You? Comment below to let me know what your result is. I’d also love to hear about what you were like as a kid!
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Did you do a lot of playing when you were a kid? I sure did! I’m surprised how few kids play outside these days in my area of the world. I know that parents are worried about safety, which I can understand. However, I feel sorry for kids that aren’t able to freely play and explore a neighborhood the way I was able to. My best memories of childhood are having a full day with my friends (or even by myself) and being able to do whatever I wanted.
We played constantly when I was growing up in the 80s, and some days I would only see my mom at lunch… I’d be too busy out with my friends. I grew up in sunny Colorado, so I was able to play outside most days. Even when it snowed, the snow would melt quickly – and we’d be back out to playing. And during summer vacation the weather was perfect… it was never too hot to play.
When I was a young kid, I enjoyed all sorts of games – both made up and more formal games. I also loved riding my bike and swimming. Another one of my favorite activities was going down to the local elementary school during the weekend and either playing basketball or using the jungle gym equipment. I had a fun childhood with all of my neighborhood friends, and I still look back on those days fondly.
Thinking about all the fun I had as a kid inspired me to write What Childhood Game Are You? It’s a quick quiz that asks you a bit about what sort of kid you were and then tells you which game best fits your personality. Give it whirl, and let me know what you get. What do you think of your result? Does it fit who you were as a kid?
Do you like toys? I love them still, even as an adult. One of my favorite pass times is browsing toy stores, and luckily for me, there’s lots of cool independent toy stores in my area. These toy stores target adults and children, making them perfect for a ton of fun! I can get fun gifts for the kids in my life, but also find Fraggle Rock and Strawberry Shortcake toys for myself. I will be the first to admit that I spend way too much time (and money) in toy stores, just like when I was a kid!
What toy did you like playing with best as a child? Were you a doll person or a ball person? I believe that your favorite childhood toys say a lot about who you are today. I loved all sorts of toys, but my absolute most beloved toy was a hand me down Barbie dream house. I decorated it with little rugs and wall art I made myself 🙂 And guess what? I still like decorating today!
Do you have fond memories of your favorite childhood toys? Then take my latest quiz to find out: What Childhood Toy Are You? Let me know what you get on this quiz and what you think of your result! Is the toy you got something you would have played with as a kid?
By the way, have you seen the show The Toys That Made Us on Netflix? If you grew up in the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s, I think you would really appreciate it. It’s a deep dive into the background of some retro toys. That show has me thinking… should I write more toy quizzes? Leave a comment below to let me know. I was thinking that quizzes about specific eras (like the 80s) or specific toys (like My Little Pony) could be fun.