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The Daily Prompts the last few days haven’t been very intriguing to me, but today’s spoke to me. It said, “Hey! Write a fucking Daily Prompt post, would ya? You haven’t done one in a few days.”
So, I figured since it took the time to call me out the least I could do was oblige. After all, I have nothing else going on, right? Sure…
I turned out pretty good, huh? That’s still yet to be determined. It also depends on who you ask, but that’s neither here nor there. No, it’s not over there, either. Look, quit pointing around to everything otherwise I’ll never even get to the point of this post. You done? Good. Thank you.
Now where was I? Oh, yes! Childhood and what I wish had been different about mine. That’s easy. I’d like not to have moved 874601924751034 times before I was 18. It irks me that my wife and all kinds of other people I know still have friends that they grew up with while I was hardly ever in one spot long enough to make childhood friends. Well, that’s not technically true. What actually happened was that as soon as I got close enough to somebody to call them a good, or even best, friend that’s when we’d move. And that was even worse. It was almost like an eternal heartache. Hence the walls around my heart. A shield. A defense mechanism. If there was any one thing I could change about my childhood, that would be it.
As for my own children and what I would do differently for them…I wish I could afford to give them some of the things I had as a child. Not material things, they have those in droves. I mean sports. Soccer, basketball, baseball, or even golf. I was in some sort of organized sport until I was a sophomore in high school. It’s just so damned expensive for a kid to play sports these days and with two of them that’s obviously double the cost. Trust me, I did the math. I was able to get them into soccer for a couple of years, but then after Baby C was born I could no longer afford to do so. You know, diapers, wipes, and formula are not cheap. Plus, I wasn’t always able to do so whilst towing an infant around.
I have very fond memories of playing organized sports as a child and if I could give my boys something I haven’t been able to at this point in their lives, that would be it. They love playing sports and I go outside and play with them as often as I can, but that’s not the same.
So here we are, dearest readers. At the end of the post. This is normally the time where I would ask you the same questions which I have just answered, so I’ll do that since I can’t think of anything better to do. Here goes…
Dearest reader, if you could change anything about your childhood, what would that be? And the same question about your children’s childhood if, you know, you actually have children.