Hey! Wassup everyone, How have you all been doing? So this Children’s day I did something to let out the inner child in me. Though I am always high on life but the crazy child in me comes out only in front of people I am most comfortable with. You see that’s the difference you feel on growing up. As children, we never really used to fret to show our truest selves. Life was simple and so were life’s choices. I remember when I was a child the only Ice cream I craved to eat was Orange Bar. Not to forget how much I loved running around the house to show my orange tongue to everyone. Back then fancy names or big brands didn’t matter to us. A simple dairy milk chocolate or KitKat was enough for our grandparents to spoil us with. Where insomnia hit us for the simplest reasons because mind was busy calculating ways to cross that difficult stage of a video game. Where incomplete homework was the biggest nightmare and wounded knees- the most painful thing in the world.
This Children’s day, I felt glad on being invited to participate in a campaign by Plixxo. It was about recreating any activity which we did back during childhood days but has now been lost amidst life. My mind began to think of different ways to plan and relive any such childhood moment. From playing with kitchen set and making sand houses to playing hide&seek and collecting toys from chips packet, my mind got flooded with loads of such childhood memories.
Usually after coming home from work, I feel so exhausted that I need at least an hour to relax myself. But yesterday, my mind was still thinking of ways to recreate that one childhood activity I loved doing the most. As the lift of my floor opened, I came out and saw the kids playing and running around. It’s not like they never played there before but maybe the tired and exhausted me never really noticed them before. So I asked one of the kids to show me around her favourite school activity. She excitedly held my hand and took me at her home. The innocent kid took out her arts class bag and showed me everything she had learnt from her drawing classes.
So people, say hellloooo to my new friend, Rajvi..
Rajvi was so creative with her art skills. Her mum told how much she loves drawing and creativity. She displayed all her lovely designs which she had learnt and made at her drawing classes. I loved trying my hands on some of it.
Childhood is the most blissful phase that knows no limitations. One white sheet of paper, thousands of creative ideas, box full of crayon and paint colors, and it’s your chance to display your best creativity. Such were the competitions back during those days and you would win prize for displaying a world full of your imagination. There were no questions to it and no restrictions on it.
Rajvi, the eight YO was very shy at first but once she became little friendly with me, she opened her heart out. From discussing our favourite food to favourite subject, it gave me major throwback feels. So glad that we shared so many favourites in common.
I was awestruck by her creativity. The curious bug showed me all her designs and drawings. The new kind of patterns and prints she portrayed in her drawings was mind blowing.Such is the beauty of a child. She is fearless and free spirited. Back then, you could say anything that came to your mind like there’s no filter to it because you knew you wouldn’t be judged for the choices you make.
I was amazed to let my inner child out with this cute little one. She took me downstairs in our society’s playground area and introduced so many of her friends to me. Seeing them all play around, swing around and slide around gave me goosebumps. In a moment I realized how fresh I feel. It was so much fun to play with these kids that I feel short of words to even describe it.
Their world once used to be our world. That playground once used to be our playground. That freedom once used to be our freedom. Those moments cannot come back but can definitely be created by spending some good quality time with the kids around and oh boy, I bet you would feel like a child all over again. I had my best time with kids this Children’s day and big thanks to Plixxo for such a creative campaign.
Happy Children’s Day to one and all!
Lots of Love,