I have a lot of good memories from my childhood, especially the time period in between my birth to the age of 11. Incidentally those 11 years were spent in Kuwait city, where I was also born. Even though my family and most foreigners who have lived in Kuwait at some time or the other aren’t given citizenship status, the live that we had there was quite nice. Get up early go to school and be back home in time for a late lunch. Sitting around a big coffee table in the living room, even though we had a large dining table in the next room (which was also where my sister & I slept in our respective bunk beds, and watching tv.
Ah watching the great cartoons on tv as a kid is a fond memory. Kids these days have it so bad. They have all these gadgets, toys and computers even to play with but they are missing out on the fun & awesome cartoons my generation enjoyed a lot back in our day. Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny & Friends, Droopy, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Popeye, The Pink Panther – these are just some off the top of my head. There were ofcourse so many that I enjoyed. What do kids these days watch? A bunch of crap from what I have seen. Sitting there and enjoying the cartoons in the afternoon and early evenings, safe from everything in the world around you, is one of the best things ever. My sister & I would also watch tv shows like The A-Team, Battlestar Galactica, V, Starsky & Hutch, etc etc in the late evenings.
My final year in Kuwait, 1986-87, I moved schools and the classes started late and ended by 6pm. By the time I come home, mom would have a juice and a snack (for some reason I always think of Hungry Bunny’s frozen burger patties that you heat up with some oil in a pan and serve in a bun or between bread for this memory, although I’m sure that I’ve only had it a handful of times) while I watched the cartoons before going to do my homework. And watching my favourite movies of the time on VHS during the weekends! Sigh, those were good ole days.