Once upon a time…

Every kid has it’s own world, and that world is complete in itself.. as we grow up we realize that world was never as we saw it then..

I was a shy kid, I preferred reading to running around  – explains my WELL ROUNDED personality;) I was over sensitive and extremely emotional for my age. It was pre-cable TV Zamaana , so I was always immersed into story books, or used to draw..I too had my own world, which was full of myths..

I making a list of some of those things:-

1. I firmly believed that ‘ Pardon’ is a surname.. everytime my dad used this word while talking on the telephone, I thought, he was talking to some Tamilian guy, like Vijayan, Raghavan etc!

2. I always thought that Non-vegetarians caught animals walking down the street and eat it  just like that!! Just the way we eat Carrot or Cucumber.. I know it  was very stupid of me to think like that, but it seriously never occurred to me till I was about nine, that they might be cooking it! Blame it on the books I used to read at that time.. LOL

3. I seriously believed that Indira Gandhi is Mahatma Gandhi’s daughter..I know most of the kids of my age thought the same then..

4. I don’t know from where this stupid thing came into my mind, but I believed that every person lives for 100 years..so I went around asking every one’s age, and did the calculation for them! Kids can be cruel sometimes…

5. If you’ve dropped a chocolate or something equally tempting on the floor by mistake, you can say ‘Ram’ and have it! Of course, this did not apply to regular and boring food items.. but it was applicable to chocolates and candies and peppermints.. how convenient!

6. Like many other kids of my age, I believed that in a movie film stars change clothes very swiftly for  song sequences, wherein they wear 3-4 different costumes!

7.I had seen this crap Ramsay horror movie.. in that movie the ghost – bhootni -in human disguise could not be seen in a mirror, she was visible otherwise..for several days after watching that movie, I was scared to look into mirror..and ghosts are scared of ‘Om’ or ‘Trishool’ so I used to draw  one of these symbols on my palm, just in case… hahaha!

These were some of the weird-childhood myths of mine..Did you have any?


13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chandu
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 18:36:23

    hahaha.. this is hillarious. hmm I need to recollect mine. I enjoyed the “pardon” thing! hehehe.. Preeti Pardon oops Prasad! Now i know why you added just those “couple” of kgs…coz you never looked into the mirror !


    • preeti prasad
      Aug 05, 2010 @ 21:09:32

      Yech tandu untal..I agree..and you mean couple of Kgs..or (10)* couple of Kgs? hehe…
      And I forgot to tell you this one.. when I was about 8, we had this chikoo tree in our lane, and I plucked on half ripe chikoo and took a bite.. one of my building friends saw this, and she said- ‘kachha chikoo khaaya, to mar jaate hain! ‘ and was really scared.. I told her, “magar ye toh aadha kachha tha!’ as though asking for a discount.. then she said ‘phir bhi mar jaate hain!’ I was so depressed the whole evening, I even told my kid sister who was about 5, that she can have my pencil box when I am gone.. hehehe…next morning when I woke up, I was relieved to know that I’m still alive!


  2. Sum
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 10:19:40

    Ha ha… Nice ones! Enjoyed reading them….. I too have many like that…. One being (i remembered it instantly reading your chikoo story) that if we there is a lemon/orange seed left out in the juice and you swallowed it along with the juice, then a tree would grow in our tummy and pop out of the mouth!! I had waited for days for the tree to grow up, but it still hasn’t 😀
    I’ll probably make a post of such things and blog them sometime 🙂


    • preeti prasad
      Aug 06, 2010 @ 16:15:25

      Yeah, even I was thinking the same.. I thought the tree would grow out of my ears..I wonder from where such thoughts come? Yeah, make a list of your childhood beliefs.. it would be fun reading 🙂


  3. ekta
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 03:05:54

    enjoyed reading the post. I was transported to *those* days! What fun!


    • preeti
      Aug 18, 2010 @ 00:28:13

      Hi Ekta..I am sure each and every person has a similar list.. just make a list and read it..no wonder children love fairy tales, their imagination needs no reasoning..really those innocent days were fun!


  4. D.A
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 16:19:02

    lol!!! ya we all live through that phase of stupidity…and surprisingly survive it! 😛
    I’ll write my myths in my next post and come here to let u know…thanks for the great idea! 😛


    • preeti prasad
      Sep 13, 2010 @ 16:07:09

      Hi, welcome to my blog.. good to know that you’ve enjoyed the post..please give me your blog link so that I can read your childhood myths and laugh aloud!


  5. Juneli
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 10:54:14

    he he he he

    Very interesting one to read. Was smiling at the Pardon one.

    I also have same believe about Indira Gandhi. That due to be the Gandhi surname with Indira Gandhi too. 😀

    And dropped food also has the same believe 🙂

    And Bhoot and kichkannis LOL…. Similar kinda thought but little differently. 😀

    Yes, we all kids have their own believes because they live in the different world of the innocence.
    There are many such in my memories…. I think I also have to make list or post on some interesting believes … 😀


  6. Juneli
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 10:55:54

    Oh yes, while reading your comment on Chikkoo we kid also have same belief like
    Sum 😛


  7. thendral
    Aug 31, 2010 @ 17:22:34

    Hi, Nice meeting you. very humorous. Still now I am laughing. Reading this I could remember ….. when I was a kid I thought that human being never get older and they will stay as such. Now my daughter is saying one day in the future she will become a mom like me and I’ll be her daughter and she will help me doing all my works, as I am doing now!!!


    • preeti prasad
      Sep 13, 2010 @ 16:14:14

      Hi, Nice to see you here.. your daughter is absolutely right.. that’s exactly how it happens right? When I was young my mom used to decide what is to be made for lunch, and choose clothes for us etc. and now its the other way around.. My mom asks me to decide what to cook for special occasions, we select sarees for her.. so life has come to a full circle.. 😀 But the closeness between mom and her daughter is just incredible..they are friends forever.. 😀


  8. D.A
    Nov 27, 2010 @ 18:29:52

    sorry..got u the link this time. 🙂 and i was expecting a new post this time 😐


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