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Playing Store

As I sit here manning the store while Jerry takes a break, childhood memories are evoked once again. I don't know if it is the same for you, but when were children, we would emulate adults and their activities. There were days when we would pretend that we were office workers and tap away on our virtual type writers (no PCs back then). Then there were the days when we would play store. I think I've mentioned before that my grandma had a sari-sari store. I guess in our minds, that was something that we might want to do some day when we grew up. I remember feeling responsible and adult-like when it was my turn to be the storekeeper - with leaves and pebbles as my wares.

Things are not the different now that I am actually doing it for real. I still feel adult-like and responsible - maybe in an even greater degree. There are new emotions as well - a little bit of apprehension because this is the "real deal." I can't just throw my wares away if no one buys them. I have a lock box with real money to take care of. I have to be actually nice and smile at people even if I don't feel like it.

It's not that bad, though. Jer and I get alone time plus I get to write while there are no customers (of which we need more, actually).


  1. Hi Dreamwalker!

    I remember those days. It did seem a lot simpler then :)

    Thanks for your visit. I am doing good but staying quite busy. I'm doing some freelance ghost writing and also writing alternative health articles for BrightHub to earn some extra $. If you get a chance, check it out:

    Looks like you and your family are doing good. That was really sweet of Jerry (the nips) :)

    Have a great day!

  2. Yeah... I remember being a kid and playing 'grown up' a lot more FUN than becoming an actual grown up!

  3. Diana - simpler true. Better? I don't know. What do you think? And yeah, Jerry is selling them for the right price now, though.

    Meleah - yup, playing is more fun than actually having real responsibility, no?


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