Twitter user Kathryn Brightbill recently took to Twitter to pose a very important question.
"What is your most on brand story from your childhood?"
Of course the answers are rolling in. and they're incredible.
Kathryn, whose Twitter handle is @KEBrightbill, posed the question yesterday.
What is your most on brand story from your childhood?— Kathryn BrightBOO! 👻 (@Kathryn BrightBOO! 👻) 1550643949.0
She decided she'd play her own game and shared her own childhood tale.
Mine is probably learning how to sign my name when I was four so I could get my own library card instead of having… https://t.co/bIIs9jZdaS— Kathryn BrightBOO! 👻 (@Kathryn BrightBOO! 👻) 1550644034.0
The original question quickly blew up and at the time of authorship it has received 4,000 likes and nearly 4,500 comment.
Stories range from typical funny kid behavior to being punished for things that eventually made them successful, but all of the anecdotes have us nodding and remembering that no matter what, kids will be kids.
This woman's story is all too familiar to most people.
@KEBrightbill I got PVA glue stuck in my hair when I was in infants, and cut it all off while the teacher was out o… https://t.co/sapb3noo0h— Yvonne Redmond (@Yvonne Redmond) 1550758103.0
This guy proved that our kid selves aren't that far off from our adult selves.
@KEBrightbill Crashed my bicycle into a hedge. Got told off by the Police for how I rode my bicycle. I’m a biker… https://t.co/t4gTvvOV3V— 𝕻𝖆𝖚𝖑 𝖉𝖔𝖊𝖘 𝕿𝖜𝖎’𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗 🏳️🌈 (@𝕻𝖆𝖚𝖑 𝖉𝖔𝖊𝖘 𝕿𝖜𝖎’𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗 🏳️🌈) 1550739020.0
This story reminds us just how curious kids are. And just how patient parents must be.
@KEBrightbill My dad tells me that it took an hour to walk to preschool because I would spend a few minutes crouchi… https://t.co/JXe50xRjhM— Jae Han (@Jae Han) 1550684262.0
Sometimes as kids we have terrible short-term memory, and the result is an unforgettable lesson learned.
Kids are also notoriously messy.
@KEBrightbill Older friends, sisters 3 & 6 yrs. ahead of me, would fight over which had to sit in back of car with… https://t.co/ZW1amLh8qm— Trying to finish Mueller Report by July 17, 2019 (@Trying to finish Mueller Report by July 17, 2019) 1550644141.0
But not all of them.
@KEBrightbill I was forced to play softball as a kid. At the end of the game I bragged to my mom “Look mom! I’m the… https://t.co/0ZnhpU67tK— Richard Pearson (@Richard Pearson) 1550797066.0
And all kids love cake.
@KEBrightbill I didn't speak until I was over two years old, causing my mother to worry for a long time that I migh… https://t.co/Xt6N9f1Y6R— Ashley Mason (@Ashley Mason) 1550711686.0
This Twitter users story was equal parts inspiring and vindictive.
@KEBrightbill In first grade, a teacher ripped up my drawing of a Christmas tree because apparently it wasn't good… https://t.co/pvwLwIlkLV— Aesthetics Research Lab / Michael Spicher (@Aesthetics Research Lab / Michael Spicher) 1550731707.0
It is clear, though, that things that happened in our childhood inspire us well into our adult lives.
@KEBrightbill I was 5 and just out of kindergarten when my neighbor took me & her kids to the Rexall for lunch. Wai… https://t.co/JUwsa5deE2— Leslie E Owen ✡ (@Leslie E Owen ✡) 1550719812.0
@KEBrightbill Made a card catalog and labeled all my books on my shelf using the Dewey Decimal system when I was 10… https://t.co/szqfJcL2p9— WhiteGirlLearning (@WhiteGirlLearning) 1550675738.0
@KEBrightbill When I went to the @UniStudiosLot tour at age seven, saw the “Castle Dracula” live show, and promptly… https://t.co/ehjJVqRNaI— 𝙸𝙽𝚃. 𝚁𝙰𝚅𝙴𝙽𝚆𝙾𝙾𝙳 𝙵𝙸𝙻𝙼𝚂 - 𝙽𝙸𝙶𝙷𝚃 (@𝙸𝙽𝚃. 𝚁𝙰𝚅𝙴𝙽𝚆𝙾𝙾𝙳 𝙵𝙸𝙻𝙼𝚂 - 𝙽𝙸𝙶𝙷𝚃) 1550693654.0
@KEBrightbill My mom took me to the beach in Maine when I was 6 months old. When I saw the ocean for the first time… https://t.co/m9hRnrN8UW— Carolynn Harris (@Carolynn Harris) 1550707970.0
Are we really any different than we were in childhood?