Of Parking Lift and Childhood Memories




     As a child I remember being so fascinated by toy cars. I would borrow my brother's little wheeled toys in little boxes, push and pull making the wheels screech and go "vroom vroom vroom" across the room. I would even pretend to be driving the cars into a garage using dad's cassette tapes as parking lift and mom's lipsticks would be obstacles I'd place along the make believe hi-way that was our bed. It wouldn't be long before there'd be a drama of little voices arguing over who gets to play with the newest car or who gets to win the race.




My brother and I would lay out dad's cassette tape collection and get to decide who wins by a game of sticks and stones. In a matter of minutes the house will be filled with laughter as each of us try to cheat each other and realize how silly we are when mom calls out our names to eat dinner. Mom's trick that would always work in keeping peace inside the home was always showing and telling us how much we both are loved and cherished equally. She would talk to us before going to bed and tell us how lucky we are and how blessed we are to simply have each other though we didn't have all the material things we wanted. We would pray for everyone in all the world and sleep thinking what a wonderful thing it is to be simply breathing. I still can't drive unlike bro and I am so looking forward to my driving lessons with him. Nothing like the best bro in the world teaching me to do so. What are one of your best childhood memories with your siblings? I just realized how fast time passed by and wishing I could somehow go back and smile and laugh and cry as innocently again.












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  1. Wish you could come over and play with Teyla, PRP!! She, too, loves to play with toy cars:) I was smiling while reading your little story about days long past, playing cars with your brother as a child. Isn't it crazy how fast time flies? Bet it just seems like yesterday you and your bro were going, "Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!," pushing those little cars here and there around your house:) And now you are both grown up and with families of your own. I'm happy that you have such positive memories of your brother and your mom and dad. I like when friends share stuff like this:) This made me smile. Thanks for sharing, pal.

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  2. Wish you could come over and play with Teyla, PRP!! She, too, loves to play with toy cars:) I was smiling while reading your little story about days long past, playing cars with your brother as a child. Isn't it crazy how fast time flies? Bet it just seems like yesterday you and your bro were going, "Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!," pushing those little cars here and there around your house:) And now you are both grown up and with families of your own. I'm happy that you have such positive memories of your brother and your mom and dad. I like when friends share stuff like this:) This made me smile. Thanks for sharing, pal.

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  3. pssst, wish to re-learn how to drive too! best childhood memory with my bro would be boxing (in tagalog, suntukan) with him. lol!

    i have 8 more to go!!! wish me luck, haha!

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