Just like every person is different, each and every kid has their own personality and quirks.
That said, down deep at our cores we’re all human – and that means some behaviors just seem to happen to all of us at one time or another.
And during childhood, I would venture to guess every last one of you has dabbled in these 10 goofy experiences.
10. Tried to sharpen your pencil in one, long shaving.
It’s like peeling an apple but even harder, because those pencil shavings are thin!
This is obviously the argument for wooden pencils over mechanical ones.
9. Eaten dog food.
I don’t know if it’s because we love our dogs, or because we watch a lot of cartoon dogs, but the majority of us don’t get out of our childhood without giving it a taste.
For most of us, it’s a singular experience. Because ick.
8. Hidden the best toys at Toys R Us.
Your mom is coming back for it, you just know it…so no other kid is going to get it in the meantime.
Why were we all a bunch of tiny George Costanzas??
7. Hidden in the clothes rack while your parents were shopping.
It’s like another world in there, and if you’re really bored, you can even convince yourself that maybe Narnia is waiting on the other side.
Without all of the life and death stuff, natch.
6. Promised your undying love with a Ring Pop.
After which you ate the Ring Pop, so I’m not really sure what that was supposed to teach us about commitment.
At least it was sugary and delicious.
5. Lost your parents in the store.
You want to believe you’re big stuff and you can handle it, but you crumple inside and when a nice person finally offers to help, you burst into tears.
I’m close, right?
4. Thought you were going to grow a watermelon in your stomach.
Some adult told you if you swallowed the seeds that’s what would happen, and adults don’t lie, right?
Depending on how crazy you were, you either avoided them like the plague or ate them all the time after you found out.
3. Tried to avoid the cracks in the pavement.
Sure, our moms drove us nuts but we didn’t want to break their backs. Who would make us snacks and drive us to gymnastics practice otherwise?
Also…I mean we loved them.
2. Panicked when you swallowed you gum.
It was going to be in your stomach for seven years after that. None of us were prepared for that sort of commitment.
1. Given yourself a shampoo mohawk.
And you really, really wanted there to be a mirror in the shower.
As an adult, you definitely have never wished for a mirror in there, am I right?
I know I can’t deny a single one of these, but I did spend a lot of time bored.
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