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Childhood Favorite Past Times or Activities

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Mine was going to the park going back and forth on swings

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Dolphin14

I'm picking the swings too, The higher up to try and touch the sky.

❤️🐬

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Geinki in reply to Dolphin14

I really miss it. Hugs, Dolphin🤗🤗

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Dolphin14 in reply to Geinki

I have a granddaughter. Even though she's a pre teen we still have swing competitions.

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Geinki in reply to Dolphin14

Thats sound like a lot of fun

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Dolphin14 in reply to Geinki

It really is. Remember trying to get your feet higher than the other person's. Such fun

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Geinki in reply to Dolphin14

I enjoyed swinging higher to. I wish they had adult sized childrens parks

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Dolphin14 in reply to Geinki

Some parks have the bigger black swings that we can fit in. Problem as an adult is we always have to give up our swings when the kids show up.

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Geinki in reply to Dolphin14

Thats the part of childhood I miss

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Geinki

Also going to a carnival or fair playing games

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Dolphin14 in reply to Geinki

Did you win a big prize? I never did :(

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Geinki in reply to Dolphin14

Stuffed animals playing the basketball games. The hardest one was putting the rings around the milk bottles

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Sylvain- in reply to Geinki

I never enjoyed fairs. I only went to a very few of them as a child, but this is a typical case of social activities that make me feel awkward and broken.

Obviously, people there has a good time, but I can't: the noise, the people acting oddly, everything reminds me I'm on earth only to be sad and never feel that joy. Call that jealousy if you want.

There are also games. Some I would have liked to try. But I never dare. So as far as I remember, I always ended up crying in my room. Bad memories.

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Geinki in reply to Sylvain-

Sylvain, Im sorry i didnt mean to trigger any bad memories for you

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Sylvain- in reply to Geinki

Don't feel bad Geinki. It's not your fault. It's me. I'm ill-adapted to the world.

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ebbflow

I enjoyed any sport or game.

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Geinki in reply to ebbflow

I like carnival games a lot

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Geinki in reply to ebbflow

Hi Ebb

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Geinki in reply to ebbflow

One sport I could not do was roller skating always falling

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Luna_Child

Its hard to pick just one. I'd say swings, bike riding, Barbies, pool parties, building snow forts with my brothers

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Geinki in reply to Luna_Child

Sounds like a lot of fun

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Sylvain-

Videogames.

Today I have a son that likes them too. Adventure, exploration, fantasy themes. But I no longer feel joy and pleasure while playing with my son. I somehow feel guilty for "wasting my time" and "not being productive " :/

Do you still enjoy your pastimes and hobbies? I think those moments of being lonely but happy were the first ones removed by the depression.

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MadBunny

Yes the park, the swings and rides.We had a swing the garden, which dad made for us. I grew up in the 60s when there were hardly any cars, so we played games and rollerskating in the street .

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Geinki in reply to MadBunny

U wish they had adult size playgrounds. I could nevee lear how to skate looks like a lot of fun

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CindyKatherine

Playing soccer, karate, and watching movies. Thanks for the post.

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Geinki in reply to CindyKatherine

I love watching movies also comedy and romance. There was this on with Chris Farley in it Beverly Hills Ninja so funny

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Geinki in reply to Geinki

You are welcome

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Googoodollsfan

I loved swinging on swings at the playground too. And the monkey bars and spinning on the merry go round. When I was 12 to age 18 I took dance lessons. Ballet, tap, and jazz. I loved it. Sometimes I just put some music on and dance around with no one watching me. I used to watch music videos on cable and try to follow the dance routines. Now I’ve gained some weight and I feel awkward dancing around people. I’m too heavy, this weight needs to go! I miss the way I used to look when I was younger and thinner.

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Geinki in reply to Googoodollsfan

i wish had the coordination to do the monkey bars. One time iwas walking on a balance beam in a play ground couple of inches off thefloor and broke my arm. I loved the freedom of swinging back and forth. Dancing sounds like. I wish i could do what i did in my younger thinner days also

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Googoodollsfan in reply to Geinki

I was never that good at gymnastics, but my two sisters were, especially my sister who is the middle child. They did some beginner routines on the balance beam . You have to be careful. Landing not quite right on the balance beam can be really dangerous.

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kenster1

football snooker/pool hide n seek blue murder.

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