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What Were You Like as a Kid?

I once posed this question to my parents, expecting a why-would-you-ask-that answer. But they surprised me, in unison, with an emphatic answer: pensive. "Really?" I was about to ask, but then my mom added, "and you loved it when we said 'pensive.'" Apparently I knew they were talking about me, so pensive was a word I loved before I could read. What have you heard about little you?

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socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 6 years
I was very shy and always reading a book. Came into my own after college.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 6 years
Pretty awesome. When it was time to go to bed, after putting on my night gown, I would put on my hat, high heels, gloves, necklaces, belt, purse, etc (all from my dress up clothes box) and go down to say good night!
dexaholic dexaholic 6 years
I was shy and very quiet, except around my immediate family. I wanted to be like my older sister and do everything she did. I grew up in a family of five kids, and I learned at a very young age to be self-reliant. I was always a people-pleaser; if one of my siblings needed something done (like chores!), they knew I would do it for them.
luna08 luna08 6 years
", and I knew my limits in terms of "sensory overload" -- at least once at childhood birthday parties, I'd retreat to my room for fifteen minutes or so just to regroup and calm down. its my go-to stress reliever still to this day." Exactly describes me!I think I was so fearless then...wish I could get that back! I was also quite the reader, and at age eight had several antique dealers looking for 1930's Nancy Drew Books for me! ;)
luna08 luna08 6 years
", and I knew my limits in terms of "sensory overload" -- at least once at childhood birthday parties, I'd retreat to my room for fifteen minutes or so just to regroup and calm down. its my go-to stress reliever still to this day." Exactly describes me! I think I was so fearless then...wish I could get that back! I was also quite the reader, and at age eight had several antique dealers looking for 1930's Nancy Drew Books for me! ;)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Like some posters above, I had a lot of questions. I was Question Girl. I was really curious. I still am. :)
bryseana bryseana 6 years
I was shy and scared of everyone. I had to go to a child therapist.
maskedtoejam maskedtoejam 6 years
I was very obedient, cried a lot, and read all the time. I was also very shy. Even though I cried a lot, I was a happy kid; I just cried about everything- happy or sad.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
I was quiet and kept to myself. My grandma called me a lamb, but my parents knew I could throw a serious temper tantrum. I didn't change much.
kea718 kea718 6 years
I was a lunatic! Before I could even walk I used to find a way out of my crib. I would take all my blankets and stuff and pile them up and just kinda flip myself over the bars... my mom took everything out of my crib and I'd still find a way out. Eventually she just put the crib bars down because it was safer then having them up if I was just going to climb out anyway. I also had a really bad temper. Seriously, when I got pissed I would tear apart my room. Throw everything off the shelves and just be utterly destructive. As I got older I lost many cell phones in a raged out stupor. My temper's cooled down though. I wasn't very talkative but I was incredibly hyper active. If my mom turned her back for a second I'd be m.i.a. My sister was the opposite, she'd sit on her butt for hours and wouldn't shut up. I'd be quiet while exploring the world and getting stung by bees because their hive looked like a coconut.
kea718 kea718 6 years
I was a lunatic! Before I could even walk I used to find a way out of my crib. I would take all my blankets and stuff and pile them up and just kinda flip myself over the bars... my mom took everything out of my crib and I'd still find a way out. Eventually she just put the crib bars down because it was safer then having them up if I was just going to climb out anyway. I also had a really bad temper. Seriously, when I got pissed I would tear apart my room. Throw everything off the shelves and just be utterly destructive. As I got older I lost many cell phones in a raged out stupor. My temper's cooled down though. I wasn't very talkative but I was incredibly hyper active. If my mom turned her back for a second I'd be m.i.a. My sister was the opposite, she'd sit on her butt for hours and wouldn't shut up. I'd be quiet while exploring the world and getting stung by bees because their hive looked like a coconut.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Shy and quiet until I was about 10. By the time I reached HS I was way more outgoing.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
My parents don't talk much about what I was like, just specific stories and stuff. I remember a lot from when I was little. I absolutely hated naps, I could never fall asleep, I think I was pretty bratty in general, but no one's ever told me I was. My parents and I were talking about my nursery school the other day and the women that drove me home and I commented that I remember absolutely loving 2-door cars, I thought they were the coolest things ever! lol
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
Oh, but I had a mischievous streak... my nickname was "Irish imp" because I was like a cute little devil ;)
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I pretty much remember what I was like when I was little... pretty quiet and shy. Which is how I still am around people I don't know. I had an independent streak and an unmatched ability to find lost objects for my parents. I didn't like to ask for a cup when I couldn't reach it. I'd crawl up on the counter and find a way to get it myself. And if my mom couldn't find her keys, she said I'd perk up and go, "Oh!" and go get them for her.
kismekate kismekate 6 years
I was just a pain in the ass. Simple as that.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 6 years
super independent, laid back, a storyteller, loved playing house, addicted to my easy back oven, had my favorite dolls and took care of them like they were always going to be new, i was never shy
xxstardust xxstardust 6 years
I was one of those children who had a million questions all day long, and every answer gave me six or seven MORE questions. And if I didn't get a satisfactory answer to the question, I would spend an entire afternoon trying to puzzle one out, at which point I would come running into the kitchen to explain my "thory" to my mom. (At around 3, I latched onto the word theory but didn't get the pronunciation too well!) Like Yoga, I was always told I was very mature for my age and also enjoyed spending time with adults/older children. However, I was also a really sensitive kid - probably to a fault, honestly, because I always (and still do, though I try not to) take things to heart more than I should.
xxstardust xxstardust 6 years
I was one of those children who had a million questions all day long, and every answer gave me six or seven MORE questions. And if I didn't get a satisfactory answer to the question, I would spend an entire afternoon trying to puzzle one out, at which point I would come running into the kitchen to explain my "thory" to my mom. (At around 3, I latched onto the word theory but didn't get the pronunciation too well!) Like Yoga, I was always told I was very mature for my age and also enjoyed spending time with adults/older children. However, I was also a really sensitive kid - probably to a fault, honestly, because I always (and still do, though I try not to) take things to heart more than I should.
Siepe Siepe 6 years
I used to smile more than now
Siepe Siepe 6 years
I used to smile more than now
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
I was a nerdy little kid. I spent most of my childhood playing in imaginary worlds with my twin brother.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I was very curious (to the point of being annoying I guess - wanting answers and explanations for everything) and I spent all my time reading. They always said I was very mature for my age and that I never really wanted to hang around kids my age, but wanted to hang with adults instead. Not sure that's a good thing.
hiptobesquare hiptobesquare 6 years
I was really confident and outgoing. Apparently I was something of a firecracker.
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