When I look over all my old toys, memories of being a child come flooding back; from playing in the woods to swimming in the Sauchi. These remind me of what it was like to be a child. The feeling of absolute freedom and no stress or responsibility. All you do is play until its time for bed. The hardest decision in life was what you were going to play with next. Where have all the carefree days gone?
One thing I will never forget as a child was one summer holiday when I went to the Caribbean. I remember this clearly because one of the shows on at the hotel was The Lion King. The reason I really liked it was because I was asked to be Simba as a child. Which was fun being on stage even though I was terrified of Scar because he was really big. The one funny thing about it which I will never forget was when I was putting on the lion suit and I had my face painted. When my face was done I kept asking “Where is my mask?” but they all laughed and said, “Your face is the mask!” I think this event changed me for the better because it was really the first I had been on stage. From then on I’ve always tried to be on stage and this made me able to go on stage without hesitation. Looking back at it now, I realise how stupid I was by asking silly questions without thinking.
As a child, Christmas for me was always exciting I loved opening all my Christmas presents. The most exciting Christmas event was probably about eight years ago. I had just left a carrot, biscuit and a bottle of beer for Santa and the reindeers and I then headed for bed. That night I did not get much sleep because I was wanting a new go-kart and I was really excited. Eventually I fell asleep but woke up at about two o’clock and from then on I kept going through to my Mum’s room every ten minutes asking if I could get up. She just kept repeating the same answer: “Not until four”, but I fell asleep and woke up at five o’clock to my mum shaking me and saying “You have slept in”.
There are three main theories of development that I shall discuss in this assignment, Cognitive, the main theorist being, Piaget, (1896 1980), The, Psychosocial Theory, Erikson, (1902 1994), and, The Psychosexual, of, Freud, (1856 1939). Cognitive Psychology draws the comparison between the human mind and a computer, suggesting that we like the computer process the information we acquire from ...
On Christmas morning I would phone my gran so that she could come over and see me open my presents. When my grandparents arrived I could go to the living room and open my presents and when I went in all I could see were two big parcels: one for Darrin (my little brother) on the tag for the big present was a question mark and next to the big present was a tiny little parcel for me, and inside the parcel was a piece of paper saying: “Surprise! The big one is for you! Merry Christmas”. I opened it straight away it was the go-kart I was hoping for, “The Big Blue Beast” as I called it. My little brother got the smaller version of mine but the funniest thing was that my little brother had found a selection box with a fudge in it so he started running around the house shouting “Fudge!”. It was hilarious. Looking back at this time in my life, I feel that I got overexcited at Christmas, which cost me hours of sleep which means that I ended up grumpy all day. I feel I haven’t changed very much as I still can’t sleep on Christmas because I’m nosey and want to know what everyone else has got even more than what I have got!
One thing I will never forget as a child has to be when I was four and I went out in Kinglassie with my cousin called Christopher. He said “Do you want to go swimming?” Of course I agreed. He told me to bring a tub because we were going to catch tadpoles in the pond we were swimming in, so I took an old ice cream tub with a lid and he took me to the Viking Ship park. When we got there we went to the back of Christopher’s gran and hopped the fence and we got into the cow field. The field was absolutely swarming with cows and we then saw a bull which was huge so we ran straight through the field and hopped the field to the Sauchi(the Sauchi is a marshy pond in Kinglassie).
All over the world people have their own traditions and customs. Some traditions and customs have been passed on to generation to generation, others are beginning to build their own whether they choose a holiday, a summer vacation, or a special event to celebrate each year. My family tradition did not come from generations past; however, ours began when my parents started their own family as ...
When we got to the Sauchi he said, “We have to get the tadpoles from here”, so then we got our nets and stepped in to this thick marsh where we were hardly be able to walk. That is when I spotted this huge tadpole and I swung my net for it and I caught it. He said “I think we have caught enough tadpoles, I think we should go home now,” so I did. I went to my great gran’s house where my mum was waiting for me. I could not go in the house though because I was covered in mud, I got such a big row I was grounded for three weeks. That was definitely the worst idea I had ever had! Looking back on it now, I see that I had a great day and the three weeks that I was grounded.
I think that the experiences that I had as a child have definitely affected the person I am today. They have taught me lessons and also helped me to be who I am. Looking back at them now, I feel as though I have done some stupid things but I didn’t realise how stupid I was at the time.