Once Upon A Time….

Do you know that it’s healthy to tell stories about your childhood days experiences aside from the traditional bedtime stories (Pinocchio, Rapunzel, Peter Pan, etc.) we tell or read our children before they go to sleep at night?

I discovered it as one of the very effective ways of instilling good values in their young minds as well as a way of informing them of our family history.  My experiences in the past when I was still a kid not only interest my children but it created more bonding relationship between me and my kids.


I did it not do it for the sake of generation comparison, for I enjoy reminiscing my childhood days too. At first, I thought they will not be interested, but to my surprise, they were the ones asking me to tell them more about my past as a kid. 

As we all know, today’s generation has more sophisticated lifestyle. They were born on the era of the cyber age.  Their interest/life perception today and our interest/life perception of yesterday were miles apart.  

They do not know who is Pepe, Pilar and Bantay (My first reading book in my preschool years, (lol). They have not tasted the Nutriban (the nutritious bread given free in schools before).  How I got this big scar on my knee, when I fell from a guava tree. How our mothers will call us before if we need to get back in the house, it only takes one whistle or a shout at the top of her voice for us to hear, because there were no cell phones yet during those times. We do not go far in playing outside, so that we could hear if mother or father is calling us.  I also tell them stories about our parents’ way of discipline, house rules, our do’s and don’ts.  Well, these are only some of my stories I tell them. 

My children are now 21 and 11 years of age, old enough for bedtime stories, yet there are times that they still ask me to tell more J


Lovingly written by Joy












11 comments:

airkulet said...

ako din I always tell my son na nung araw ganyan ganyan ganyan bla bla blah kami ikaw naman heheheh

joysflair said...

it worked on my kids that's why i am happy hihi

anne said...

I always tell my eldest daughter what my life was during her age, it makes her ponder most of the times, how hard my life was. And that she is lucky that she has a MOM. visiting you from Bloggers Exchange

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Jganlising said...

wow nice idea :D actually ako madalas mag story ng mga past experiences ko ehehhe pero not during bedtime basta maisipan lang :))

salamat sa dalaw and thanks for following..now your follower too!

mona said...

My little girl will not understand pa if i tell her my life when i was young but pretty sure i will share it to her .. Ibang iba eh heheh ... nagka doll ata ako eh grade 6 na samantalang sya eh wla pang 1 year old ...
She's not fond of me reading books to her but she likes na she will be the one to read book for me eh hindi p naman marunong, lol.

mama said...

will try this ate joy. thanks for sharing! my daughter is still a toddler. perhaps she will enjoy this later. :D

joysflair said...

enjoy every moment with your daughter :)

joysflair said...

same here, kuntento na ako noon sa chinese garter ahaha

joysflair said...

thanks for following me too :)

joysflair said...

done visiting your blogs sis, followed you too :)

joysflair said...

basta pag pinapagalitan wag uungkatin yun "kami nung araw, blah, blah" lol

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