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5 embarrassing things I did as a child

June 3, 2015
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When we’re kids, we don’t really know what’s right and what’s wrong, and we do things that we later in life look back on and think ‘What on earth was I thinking?’. We like things that we grow out of, and we do things to try to fit in and be cool. Today I thought I would mention five embarrassing things I did as a kid.

  1. I watched Days of our Lives
    Like, really watched it. When other kids watched cartoons and stuff, I watched Days of our Lives, and I got really angry if my mum or brother changed the channel to something else, because I had to see all the episodes. This was of course a phase, and I did not see all episodes. Today I look back and I cannot believe I watched it. It must be one of the lamest TV-shows of all times.
  2. I tried really hard to start smoking
    Over and over again, because it was ‘cool’ to smoke, and all my other friends seemed to smoke. I took cigarettes from my mum a few times, went outside by myself and tried to smoke it. It was gross. I’m glad that I couldn’t do it, no matter how much I tried. At that time, I was probably around 13-14 years old I’d say. I later grew up and realised that I didn’t need to be cool.
  3. I shoplifted
    OK, I’m not sure if you can really call it shoplifting. I went to the supermarket with my friends, and we took small packets of lollies. I did this a few times, and I never got caught. But then I heard stories about others who got caught and I realised how silly I was. It was so easy back then though, no alarms or anything. I mean, they obviously had cameras, but we were really sneaky. Sometimes we went out to the Gardening area of the supermarket and threw the box or bag over the fence, then went outside and grabbed it. My mum and dad probably don’t know about this, so if you read this – sorry! Haha.
  4. I had to sleep next to my teddy bear
    This may not sound too embarrassing for a kid, but It might sound more embarrassing if I tell you that this went on for a long time. I can’t remember exactly how old I was when I stopped, but I was too old, let’s just leave it at that. To be completely honest, it wasn’t just one teddy bear, I had a few different ones, and I was convinced that they had feelings. Because of that, I had to tuck them in every night, and if one fell off I would feel really bad and apologise to it.
  5. I locked myself into a closet pretending I was a prisoner
    I have no idea why, but I did this quite a few times, it was a walk-in closet, so it was not super small, but I locked myself in with bread and water and pretended that I was being held prisoner. I would sit there for quite a while. Sometimes I took a colouring book with me, or a toy or two. To this day, I still don’t understand why I did this.

There you go, those are a few things I did that I’m now embarrassed to mention. I keep thinking that there will always be something to be embarrassed about. In 10 years, I’ll probably be embarrassed about something I’ve done in my 20s and so on. But even though it might be embarrassing, it’s still quite fun to think back to.

Did you do anything embarrassing as a child? Let me know! And don’t forget to follow my blog. 🙂


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  • John

    Wow, Days of Our Lives? Lame indeed but if it kept you from trouble it’s all good. I stole mother’s cigarettes too but did smoke for many years, blah! Love your blog!

    June 3, 2015 at 8:50 am Reply
    • Sophie Sjösten

      Haha, yeah I was lucky that I never got into smoking. I’m glad to hear you like my blog 🙂

      June 3, 2015 at 10:16 am Reply
      • John

        Yeah, those nasty sticks gave me heart disease… Been 15 years since I lit up.

        June 3, 2015 at 10:49 am Reply
        • Sophie Sjösten

          Glad to hear you were able to stop!

          June 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm Reply
          • John

            thanks! ‘cold turkey’…. tough way to quit.

            June 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm

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