People are diverse by nature. We all hail from different backgrounds were raised in different households with different rules, and yet there are somethings we’ll always have in common.
Twitter users are sharing their most ‘on-brand’ childhood stories and tbh, they’re so damn relatable it’s scary.
Florida resident Kathryn Brightbill recently asked the Twitter-verse about their most on-brand childhood stories.
What is your most on brand story from your childhood?
— Kathryn Brightbill (@KEBrightbill) February 20, 2019
And she kicked the poll off with her own example.
Mine is probably learning how to sign my name when I was four so I could get my own library card instead of having to rely on what my parents checked out for me.
— Kathryn Brightbill (@KEBrightbill) February 20, 2019
It wasn’t long before people started sharing their insanely relatable anecdotes.
1. Glue in the hair was a common occurrence.
I got PVA glue stuck in my hair when I was in infants, and cut it all off while the teacher was out of the room. A for initiative! #rockthecrop
— Yvonne Redmond (@yvonneredmond) February 21, 2019
2. It’s important to appreciate all of the little things in life.
My dad tells me that it took an hour to walk to preschool because I would spend a few minutes crouching down and looking at flowers and rocks and other interesting things on the road.
— Jae Han (@jae_heehan) February 20, 2019
3. Always be curious, but with shoes on.
I stole several bulbs off the Christmas tree, took them down to the basement and broke them on the floor to see what they were made of. Then I promptly forgot I had done any of that and later walked over them in bare feet.
— Matt Barnes (@barnes_matt1) February 20, 2019
4. Siblings are the best.
Older friends, sisters 3 & 6 yrs. ahead of me, would fight over which had to sit in back of car with 3 y.o. me when we got ice cream. I *wore* that ice cream! So did anyone in my general area…
— MBBrownSF 2.0 #StrongWomen2020 #TeamKamala (@BMbsf) February 20, 2019
5. Show and tell can be dangerous.
The most notorious childhood story about me was when I was four and didn't know how to talk yet so when mom asked me how I got that burn on the palm of my hand, I stuck the bobby pin into the socket AGAIN to show her.
— Deaf Slayer (@BirchandMaple) February 20, 2019
6. Every child has been lost in a store at least once.
I was “lost” in JCPenney when I was 3 years old and they shut the store down and everyone including staff searched for me for like 10 minutes and finally my sister found me standing next to a kid mannequin pretending to be another mannequin.
— Colin’s Dad (@MRudolphComedy) February 20, 2019
7. The sneaky reader always finds a way.
10yrs old, parents got firm about lights-out so i would stop reading & sleep but instead of sleeping or even doing anything else i used one of the electric heating pads & kept a book in my pillowcase just so i could read at night, by the tiny orange light of the temp indicator.
— ⁿᵉᵐᵒ ☀️ (@anemonejames) February 20, 2019
8. A little white lie never hurt anyone.
I accidentally cut myself with a secret pocket knife I wasn’t allowed to have when I was five. I dragged a piece of paper through it so I could tell my parents it was a paper cut and provide evidence. I had to get stitches.
— Soren Bowie (@Soren_Ltd) February 22, 2019
9. Bringing home treasures is always a gamble.
Probably the time when I dug up an unexploded bomb in Guernsey when I was nine. The place is littered with them. Carried it home because it looked nice.
— John Steed (@imipak) February 20, 2019
10. Not every kid likes to be social.
Apparently in daycare I would sit in my own corner and play with my own toys and never socialize. The teacher once found out that I memorized 'Twas The Night Before Christmas and read it to the class, but got words wrong on purpose…
— Jesse Thomas Reese (@JTReese89) February 20, 2019
11. Her love for the ocean never went away.
My mom took me to the beach in Maine when I was 6 months old. When I saw the ocean for the first time, I tottered right in and didn’t stop till the water was above my head! Now I’m a marine scientist (currently masquerading as a limnologist).
— Carolynn Harris (@iceicecarrie) February 21, 2019
12. Librarians have childhood stories too.
Made a card catalog and labeled all my books on my shelf using the Dewey Decimal system when I was 10. At 43, I'm helping build libraries in Cambodia.
— MarlaTaviano (@marlataviano) February 20, 2019
13. How the tables have turned…
In first grade, a teacher ripped up my drawing of a Christmas tree because apparently it wasn't good enough. About 10 years later, this same teacher invited me to show my paintings to her adult art group!
— Michael R Spicher (@MRSpicher) February 21, 2019
14. Some things never change.
15. And the Oscar goes to…
16. Kids say the darndest things.
17. A young, but brilliant entrepreneur.
18. Child prodigy?
When I was 8 my 3rd grade class had a contest to see who could read the most pages in a 6-wk period. My highly literate and extremely competitive ass went home and found the biggest book I could-which was a dictionary-and read the entire thing.
— Meg Routh (@lynandout) February 21, 2019
19. And this pure act of solidarity.
Stood outside in cold four hours with the only black person in our class of 700 because the restaurant wouldn’t let him in. All other 40 classmates went inside. Chicago 1954
— Lynne Bundesen (@norwaymiss) February 20, 2019