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I Had a Happy Childhood

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    The Good Life....

    running around outside, playing with my brother and sister and the neighbors, we had a blast doin what kids do best :)  We certainly weren't the richest kids by far, but we had what we needed and our parents loved us.  Is there really anything more to ask for? ...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F Sep 20, 2007

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    The Summer Of My Discontent . . .

    When I was fourteen, my parents sent me to spend the summer with my Aunt and Uncle in Florida.  The reason?  My parents could not bear the thought of another vacation with me and my brother fighting and squabbling in the back seat and having to put up with my restless nature...
    MoniqueinSpring MoniqueinSpring 56-60, F 16 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    Sometimes I Forget

    There are days where I forget just how happy my childhood was compared to others. I have 2 parents who love each other and love my brother and I. We didn't move around all the time, but we didn't stay in the same place for my entire life either. I had a close family, I knew all...
    alygal1331 alygal1331 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    Happy Childhood

    Happy childhood,Had one,Wish for everyone,This was or is the case.
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 Aug 29, 2012

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    Had A Good Child Hood

    When I think about it I had a real good child hood. Believed in the things some kids suppose to believe in like Santa Clause and the tooth fairy which made it exciting. Always had a good Christmas with toys layed out like santa had been there and when I lost a tooth when I put it...
    keepdreaming keepdreaming 18-21, F Jan 5, 2010

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    Safe, Secure and Loved

    My parents married young, pregnant - the same stories that  a lot of us have. I grew up in a small town in Ohio. Very rural, surrounded by lot's of extended family. From sun up to sun down, we would run and play out in the woods. Mom would have to yell to get us to...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Why Not Now...?

    For all of the depressing aspects of my personality that I've shared on EP the last little while, it might leave one with the impression that my current state of emotional distress in rooted deep in my past. Well, it might be true on some deep, subconscious level, but as far as I...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    The Leader

    When i was a child i had the biggest magination on earth so all my friends at school wanted to play with me cause i was inventering new games in girls school you can't play it specially when we were playing roben hood game i am roben hood so when i see other girl hurting another...
    yoyogame yoyogame 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    Despite Deaths and Moves and Bullies Etc

    Am I The Only One? I am beginning to wonder.
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    Two Sides to Every Coin...

    From the beginning, things have never been perfect. I have a lot of siblings, and my aunt also lives with us. I know my father has had several extra marital affairs. And I guess I still am in childhood, and don’t get a lot of attention from my parents, partly because there...
    LivingAlone LivingAlone 13-15, M Jun 5, 2009

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    I Miss It So Much

    My childhood was carefree, innocent, blissful, ect. ect. It was when I went out into the "real world" that I realized that life isn't like a G, or PG, rated film.... I so missed it when I was a child, being with my family... There was no violence, hate, & such. I was like living...
    ConcealedChivalrousHeart ConcealedChivalrousHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2010

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    I just uploaded a video about the Top 10 Creepiest toys for children, like a toy Barbie that is pregnant with a detachable belly so you can see the fetus! https://youtu.be...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 18-21, F 6 Responses May 9

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    Whatever else may happen in my life, I know this much is true...that I am blessed beyond measure to have my two beautiful children in my life, and to be able to call myself their...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 15 Responses May 10

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    have childhood heroes LoverOfPeace had a great post as always. EP Link This specific one shared music. The guy singing had a very deep voice. Her point: - Fun Fact: Studies...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M May 6

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    so like me,my siblings and my neighbor was playing around in the bedroom....we were jumping around having fun and happy .During the game I remember my little bro was the monster so...
    Ray594 Ray594 22-25, F 1 Response May 25

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    What can I say? Just the usual suspect, the bullies, the picking on, the anguish you want to do something but you couldn't? I suppose I beat myself up every now and than. Sometimes...
    Cudd1efish Cudd1efish 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    It is strange how some childhood experiences linger with you, perhaps because even at the time you realize they are somehow significant, even when other people might think them...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M May 10

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    Starting child years instruction and mulling over is a particular self-control that is concerned with caring for and showing young people, considering their own needs and likings...
    proeducation02 proeducation02 22-25, F May 11

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    I moved around a lot when I was younger. Different cities, different schools. Wow, it has been about 13 schools since kindergarten. I never had the chance to make real friends...
    ae47 ae47 16-17, F 3 Responses 35 mins ago

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    I think my favorite ones were centered around spending time with my grandparents. I loved them so much! I am fortunate that they lived as long as they did! They loved spending...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F a week ago

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    I take joy in the little things that remind me of my childhood: Hearing the squeak from the chain on a swing The smell of crayons and play dough The sound of my hand slapping a...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    If I had a time machine: I'd go back in time and make sure even when sian was telling me to die I didn't retaliate and tell her to cut again then people wouldn't have beat the...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F 1 Response May 17

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    I remember when my sister and I (twins) were 10, we wanted casts SO bad, (we were young and stupid...) so we decided to break our wrists. FUN! we looked up ways to break our wrists...
    ohYaa69 ohYaa69 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    I recently made a new friend in a tree. It was while I was walking with a female friend in a park that I spotted a most climbable Oak.It was big and bald,obviously rich in wisdom...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 41-45, M 4 Responses May 16

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    i have honestly been suffering from depression and anxiety since i was 4. horrible i know. i grew up at 7, i was forced. i never got to be kid. i was discussing budgets and bills...
    butterflykisses11 butterflykisses11 16-17, F 1 Response May 6

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    Saw my ex today. Well we we're happily involve but circumstances forced us to break up. It was hard at first but today I was walking and he ran up to me.... He looked happy and...
    NamzyNayNay NamzyNayNay 16-17, F May 23

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    I had a mentally abusive childhood from my parents. We are making peace but it's tough
    tomh11 tomh11 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    In the past I have of course said this. My first real relationship lasted for about 5 years. In that time of course one would say I love you and I would be happy with you and...
    VintageSparrow VintageSparrow 22-25, F 1 Response May 4

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    Today my professor called me n this other girl after our last lecture to tell us that we should start working in our master essay as soon as possible n to call him after we finish...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11

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    For those of you that feel alone and think being in a relationship will make you happy, keep on reading… Up until recently, I have been in long term relationships for the past...
    TrailrunnerMN TrailrunnerMN 31-35, M 2 Responses May 24

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    I've moved around way too much in my life and never was able to have that childhood "best friend". I've always wanted one though.
    GayManInTexas GayManInTexas 26-30, M 1 Response May 4

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    When I was 12 I got embarrassed in front of my crush ok I know I shouldn't be on here I'm 13 turning 14 this week ok I had a crush named Matt and he's really cool and before this...
    coolcat1009 coolcat1009 16-17, F May 7

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    I didn't really have any real friends. One nigerian girl I was "friends" with treated me like I was retarded and didn't care about me at all. She even told some of her friends she...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses May 9

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    My little sister crying because she saw that I had scars on my wrists too.
    Franse Franse 22-25, M May 10

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    I'm sorry you don't like my sorry excuse of a childhood. That talking about what happened to me. The error msg emailed me is a joke. I was not promoting self harm...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 11

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    A stuffed lamb (ᵔᴥᵔ) well, it's actually a goat but I call it Lammy. My grandfather used to tell me the the story of how I got it. When I was born my grandparents came to see...
    ChitterChat ChitterChat 26-30, F 1 Response May 25

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    .................I'll start with my childhood "Sunshine", "Missy".
    Treasure7 Treasure7 36-40 a week ago

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    I had little plastic stars on my ceiling which lit up at night when I went to bed.
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had many friend but all i was --- alone !
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been able to recover from a deep depression the lasted for several years. I had no hope, I tried lots of medication, but any seemed to work. I have come back to life again...
    estrella77 estrella77 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This will make my second year of being a mommy. And in just a few weeks or months ill be a mom of five little ones and OMG that scares me. My second set of twins! Every moment has...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10

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