Day 20: My childhood memory
My childhood had a lot of a activities considering the fact that we are more than three children. It was fun having to take in all our uniqueness.
One of my vivid childhood memories that always comes to rememberance is the kind of role-playing games I enjoyed with our neighbor’s children in my free time. They were 2 plus my two younger siblings making the playing team 5 or 3 in cases where my siblings opted out.
These Role-playing games included;
Family: This required us to gather old bricks and stones for house construction. Thereafter, we would fill it with household items that ranged from empty tins to moulded chairs. We also distributed roles amongst ourselves where one would be the mother /father/children/baby. I usually acted as a parent be it mother or father as this depended on the availability of a male friend and we would literally act what we saw happening in our respective homes.
Cooking, other house work, giving birth and celebrations were one of the main activities. The game usually ended either on a good note with us eating food or abruptly when one of us was called back to one’s real home to shower or have a meal.
School setting: Here we would organize a temporary school at our balcony with a headteacher who was the only teaching staff. I usually took up the role of the teacher. We used the balcony wall at home as the blackboard, duster,our old books from previous terms and pens. I would literally have a time table for the topics to learn during holidays and this was prepared on the first day of our holidays. The fun bit was holding assemblies, giving homework to my friends and siblings who were my pupils, getting to mark their work and rewarding them.
Church service: This was on most of the Sunday evenings. I would usually be the priest, wear all the clergy robes using my mothers scarves, get biscuit and superdip- a locally manufactured powdered juice to use for holy Communion and definitely had my Bible. All I did was to replicate that sunday’s service at my church to these my friends in the evening. It was fun preaching to few people and serving out holy Communion. This was something I always admired each time I went for service. So holding service at home made me feel as though I was a priest😄. This probably explains why at some point I wanted to be a nun, with the hope that I would get to teach the word during catechism classes and serve holy communion during service…
The above memories give so much meaning and background to the things I am passionate about in my life now. I love a peaceful family, I desire to bridge educational and Financial gaps in this world and above all I love many things to do with serving in church.
I am also not afraid of being at the forefront of different tasks and I love challenging assignments
Acting is also part of my retirement plan..
I always took the lead positions because it was me who introduced all those role-playing games to them.
“My childhood is a part of my story, and it’s why I’m who I am today and why my career is what it is.”
I am the Lioness Arising!
©Words from the Pot!